GHMC restores historic Mahboob Chowk in the old city

The elegant Mahaboob Chowk Clock Tower in the old city

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has successfully renovated the historic Mahboob Chowk Clock Tower as part of its restoration of heritages monumental structures in the city.


In a tweet to this effect, Minister for Municipal Administration KT Rama Rao has posted the pictures of renovated structure ready for inauguration. However, his tweet did not mention any of the information to this effect.

The clock tower is erected in the midst of the small garden; it has four large clocks on its sides which enable the time to be seen from any direction. The clock tower is designed in the Turkish style. The tower is located west of the Charminar, not far from Laad Bazaar.

This splendid five-storied architectural clock tower was built in 1892 by the then Prime Minister of Hyderabad Asman Jah. It was named after the 6th Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, the Mahboob Chowk area is considered to be an important part of the architectural heritage of Hyderabad.

The old and new structures of the historic Mahaboob Chowk Clock Tower near Charminar