Concentrating on the comprehensive development of the 56-kilometer Musi riverfront, Telangana Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy engaged in in-depth conversations with leading international city planners, designers, mega master plan developers, and architects during his recent visit to Dubai. Emphasizing that Hyderabad wasn’t in competition with any other Indian city or state, but rather aiming to establish a global benchmark, the Chief Minister urged the firms to formulate initial plan prototypes with the utmost ambition.
Welcoming the best-in-class firms to Hyderabad, he said, “Historically, cities have evolved near water. Rivers and lakes define cities naturally. Once the Musi is rejuvenated, Hyderabad will be a rare city in the world to be defined by a river and several major lakes.”
The marathon back-to-back meeting sessions were primarily aimed at developing green urban spaces and exploring commercial linkages, and investment models along the Musi.
The meetings in Dubai are an extension and continuation of his meetings with over 70 major global design, planning and architecture firms, consultancies and experts.
The discussions had the global firms showcase their work in aligned areas and present projects of the past and those currently under way in Europe, the Middle East, and major cities globally. Several firms have expressed interest in partnering with Hyderabad and Telangana. They would be visiting Telangana in the coming days for further consultations. (Source: The Hindu)