Hyderabad: HMDA begins beautification of NTR Marg, other areas

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has initiated the beautification of the NTR Marg among other areas alongside Hussain Sagar.

The 800-metre stretch from the Indira Gandhi statue circle in KKhairatabad and Lumbini Park are also set to get a makeover. The HMDA plans to replicate the Tankbund look at Hussain Sagar ahead of the Formula E race scheduled for February 2023.

Formula-E is the second biggest World Championship race. As part of the beautification works, the existing footpaths, dustbins and kerbstones on the stretch will be removed and shifted to C&D plants.

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