Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Heritage Watch, a city-based civil group, has raised alarm over the rock blasting activity and usage of heavy machines around the moat (Kandak) around Golconda Fort, which is also a part of the heritage monument.

Alleging negligence on part of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), S.Q.Masood, Co-Convener Heritage Watch requested the authorities to stop the illegal activities.

‘Of late unauthorised agencies are digging the Kandak and Safil (wall) adjacent to Shah Hatam Talab,’ read a representation that was faxed to GHMC on Friday by Mr. Masood.

He further said that the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and other authorities concerned have been neglecting their duties in spite of the High Court order last year directing the illegal agencies to be curtail blasting and other activities immediately.