Telangana, Aga Khan Trust ink pact
In a significant development to give a facelift to Qutub Shahi Tombs in the city, Telangana Government signed a pact with the famous Aga Khan International Trust. It was estimated to cost around Rs 198 cr for the project and the Trust will pump in Rs 100 cr while the Centre has allotted Rs 98 cr for the project. The deal will transform Qutub Shahi Tombs a tourist destination in the city and get back its past glory with all facilities including attractive premises, greenery and original shape and ambience.
Tourism and Archeology Secretary B Venkatesham said that the Trust will renovate the project be completed in about 10 years. Humayun Tombs in Delhi was renovated and developed by the Trust and will spend Rs 100 cr for the project. Tourism Director Dr Vishalakshi, Trust delegates Lewis Mandriel, Ashish Merchant and Rithish Nanda were present.