Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has reportedly dropped the proposal to demolish the heritage building of Osmania General Hospital.
According to sources, the Chief Minister has reversed his decision in view of strong objection raised by various sections of the society, including the opposition parties. KCR was reportedly briefed by the officials and his cabinet colleagues that the move to demolish OGH, a heritage building constructed by last Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan, might backfire in the forthcoming GHMC elections. Therefore, in order to prevent further criticism, KCR has shelved the plans to demolish the building, which was constructed in 1919.
However, the Chief Minister has reportedly directed the officials to prepare a plan for construction of new building on 2.5 acres of land, which is available in the OGH premises. These moves are yet to be confirmed officially. (INN)