The historic Mozamjahi market in the city has been restored to its past glory and it will be thrown open for public beginning tomorrow August 15, 2020, with the Minister for Municipal Administration KT Rama Rao inaugurating it today.
Accompanied by Ministers Mahmood Ali, Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Rajya Sabha member K Kesav Rao, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, Principle Secretary Municipal Administration Aravind Kumar, GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar etc, Minister KT Rama Rao declared open the historic monument commemorating the Independence Day celebrations tomorrow August 15.
Speaking on the occasion, KTR was all praise for the Municipal authorities especially the Principle Secretary Aravind Kumar for taking the restoration works of this historical monument as a challenge and completed the task within the stipulated time. He announced his government is keen in not just protecting and preserving the city’s age-old heritage structures but also would restore them on large scale. He called upon people to protect the same at the same time.
Named after Nawab Moazzam Jah Bahadur, the second son of Mir Osman Ali Khan, the construction of MoazzamJahi market was started in 1342 F on a sanctioned estimate of Rs. 3,00,000 and completed in the year 1935. The proposal was made in 1932 by the board to the Nizam for approval and the Farmaan for approval was signed by the Seventh Nizam on the 31st May 1933 (17th Safar 1352 AH).
This Market stands on a triangular site covering an area of 1.77 acres with 120 shops. The building is made of granite stone and the ceiling of the market is built with Jack arches containing iron beams. The Market has been in use for the past 85 years and in the natural process of time, faced material decay, deterioration, structural dislocation and inappropriate use of certain important components of the market, posing a threat to the Heritage value of the building.
Restoration of MJ Market:
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation took up the task to conserve and restore the market to its original glory under the initiative of Municipal Administration and Urban Development at a cost of Rs 15 crore. The restoration process commenced with a detailed survey to assess and document the extent of damage, identify the cause of the damage, study the existing structural system of the building. Detail distress mapping was done and all the damaged elements were documented meticulously.