In a related development, an online petition to save Errum Mazil has garnered over 1200 signatures in just two days.
The legal heirs of Nawab Fakhrul Mulk, who owned the Errum Manzil Palace in Hyderabad, have written to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao against the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President's decision to demolish the 1870 structure for the construction of a new State Assembly.
Speaking to reporters last week, KCR had announced that the existing Assembly building will be preserved as a heritage structure and a new legislature complex comprising Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council will be built at Errum Manzil at a cost of Rs 100 crore.
In the Change.org petition, the petitioner also asks the government to use the Rs 100 crore amount for conservation instead. “We ask the state government of Telangana to redirect the Rs 100-crore (over $14,000,000 USD) designated for the building of a new office structure in its place towards conservation efforts instead.”
KCR had also said the foundation stone for the new secretariat building would be laid on June 27. The complex with 5 to 6 lakh square feet space will be built at a cost of Rs 400 crore.