The effort took nine years that involved painstaking and meticulous renovation taken up at the cost of Rs 17 crore. The renowned British Residency on the campus of University College of Women, Koti, Osmania University (OU), has regained its past glory.
The fully renovated British Residency was inaugurated by Minister for Tourism, Culture and Archeology, V Srinivas Goud. The entire process was fully funded by World Monuments Funds (WMF).
Post inaugurating the historic structure, the minister and his entourage visited the Durbar Hall and Museum in the British Residency. The renovated building of the British Residency was then handed over to the college management by the WMF. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the college and WMF, and hereafter, the entire maintenance of the building will be the responsibility of the college.
Speaking on occasion, minister Srinivas Goud revealed that henceforth British Residency would be promoted as a must-visit tourist destination as it aptly reflects the history of Hyderabad. The minister reminded us that the Telangana government had renovated several historical structures, including Budhavanam at Nagarjuna Sagar.