SECUNDERABAD: Almost after a decade, the 123-year-old Nizam-era antique clock in Secunderabad—near YMCA—popularly known as the Secunderabad Clock Tower, started ticking on Friday.
Motorists, thrilled to hear the bells ringing, likened it to Big Ben in the UK. Many rushed to record the bells on their phone. GHMC officials in Secunderabad (North Zone) took up the initiative of giving the clock a facelift.
“We have spent Rs 10 lakh to repair the clock which has been defunct for over a decade. Another Rs 18 lakh was spent in the beautification of the 120-ft height tower made of stone,” B Srinivas Reddy, zonal commissioner, Secunderabad GHMC-North Zone, told TOI.
He added: “We had planned to repair the Secunderabad Clock Tower before Covid-19, but it got delayed. In fact, we are also planning to repair two other antique clocks — at Ramgopalpet Police Station and Monda Market— in Secunderabad Zone.”