Hyderabad: The Telangana Martyr’s Memorial, a massive structure built in the form of a diya (earthen lamp), will be inaugurated by the end of the year, announced state urban development minister KT Rama Rao (KTR).
The huge, eye-catching building is located beside the Tank Bund and stands 50 metres tall.
The memorial is being built in three lakh square feet and will have a museum, a meeting hall, a photo gallery, along with an art gallery, all depicting the sacrifices of Telangana’s martyrs.
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It was in 2016 that the Chief Minister had laid the foundation stone for the memorial to be built on 2.5 acres next to Lumbini Park at a cost of Rs 80 crore. However, it was only in 2018 that the design for the structure was finalised.
As per the design, a flame-like structure will be constructed using fibre material, starting from the second floor and rising two floors high into the sky. The structure will glow at night.