Secunderabad Clock Tower is a check tower situated in the Secunderabad locale of Hyderabad, India. Built in 1860 on 10 sections of land (4.0 ha) of area, the structure was introduced on 1 February 1897.
A firman issued by Nizam Sikandar Jah built up the city of Secunderabad after his name in 1806.To honor the advancement accomplished by the British officers positioned at Secunderabad Cantonment in Hyderabad, the recent British government set up 10 sections of land (4.0 ha) of area for this reason in 1860.A 120-ft high check tower was developed in a recreation center of 2.5 sections of land (1.0 ha) in 1896.The tower was introduced by Resident Sir Trevor John Chichele Plowden on 1 February 1897. The clock on the tower was given by Dewan Bahadur Seth Lachmi Narayan Ramgopal, a businessperson.
In 2003, the tower was put on an annihilation list drawn up by the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad to oblige the expanding activity. A senior authority at this city organization of the Government of Andhra Pradesh said that they were making an effort not to crush this structure. In 2006, the recreation center lodging the tower was decided for redesign by the same office. Done at an expense of ₹10 million (US$150,000), the recreation center’s size was decreased to broaden the streets. Also, the tower was revamped, the recreation center was arranged with gardens and fences, and a waterfall was introduced. The remodel was finished in 2005, and the recreation center was initiated by then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy in 2006.A saint’s remembrance was additionally settled inside the recreation center in memory of the primary police terminating in 1969 amid a different Telangana agitation.Within a year after this, two of the tower’s four tickers experienced specialized issues and quit working.
The tower was proclaimed a legacy structure in the twin urban areas of Hyderabad-Secunderabad.It was as a consequence of the endeavors put by the community office at locales like this tower the proposition to look for UNESCO Heritage status for Hyderabad was restored.
In 2006, the 200-year festivities of the arrangement of Secunderabad were composed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The clock tower was picked as the subject of the logo, which was composed by a nearby firm. The framework of the Clock Tower was initially brought about by the understudies of a city compositional college.A short silver screen film of 9 minutes, 30 seconds by executive Mani Shankar was discharged as a part of this festival. The film, which relates the historical backdrop of the city, includes the check tower in it.
The recreation center lodging the tower likewise served as a venue for advancing different native driven occasions, for example, a kids’ film festival,awareness programs among others.