The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Saturday threw open a 'Rose Garden' at Lakdikapul Junction, opposite Dwaraka Hotel, after converting it from an open ground.
The garden was inaugurated by Deputy Mayor Baba Fasiuddin and Khairthabad MLA C Ramachandra Reddy along with the local GHMC corporator.
Addressing the gathering, Fasiuddin said that a police outpost used to exist at the spot, where vehicles seized by the Saifabad police station would be dumped.
He said that the GHMC took it up for beautification on the orders of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Besides building a parapet wall around the plot, shifting a transformer and constructing a footpath, the GHMC said that the entire area was beautified with different seasonal flowers.
A large 'rose fountain' was also constructed which will be accompanied with different coloured lights. The entire project cost Rs 30 lakh, according to a press release by the municipal body.
See some pictures from the inauguration of the garden below.
The GHMC is undertaking several projects to increase the amount of green space in the city, and also make it more inclusive and accessible.
In January this year, Hyderabad opened its first 'differently abled-friendly' park, complete with facilities such as an amphitheatre, a sensory theatre, therapy block and counselling centre.
The park at Nalgonda crossroads in Malakpet, was inaugurated by Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao, over an area of 1.03 acres, built at the cost of Rs 1.77 crore.
In a press release, the government said that the park had been designed to provide easy access to the blind, hearing-impaired and wheelchair-bound people, and added that there were plans to start such parks in all municipal blocks in the state.
The park has also been designed with a barrier-free path for the safety and independence of differently abled people, especially the visually impaired.