Hyderabad eyes London-type entertainment venues

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The city will get an entertainment centre along the lines of the London Eye and a museum like Madam Tussauds if discussions between the business delegation led by London Mayor Boris Johnson and ministers and officials of the Andhra Pradesh government bear fruit.

Making a presentation on the investment opportunities available in the city and the state, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority commissioner Neerabh Kumar Prasad said that for Indian tourists visiting London, Madam Tussauds Museum and London Eye, apart from the Kohinoor diamond, are always must-visit spots. He pointed out that even Hyderabad could have such facilities.

Joking that he could not guarantee about the Kohinoor, Mr Boris Johnson added that the companies in London would be certainly interested in setting up facilities like the London Eye and Madam Tussauds in Hyderabad too.

The delegation evinced interest in projects such as transit-oriented development along Metro Rail, the Musi river front development, regeneration of Hyderabad city (old city), cleaning of lakes and entertainment and infrastructure development pro-jects like ports and
airports.

The above were discussed between Mr John-son and ministers and officials of the AP government. Mr Johnson’s two-day visit to Hyderabad coincided with the visit of a 22-member UK Trade Mission to India.

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