Hope turns into despair at Mozamjahi Market as renovation loses pace

Hyderabad: When authorities in Hyderabad set out to restore the Nizami architectural beauty of the Mozamjahi Market, popular among locals as MJ market, shopkeepers and vendors at the heritage point were only too delighted to cooperate.

Two years on, their patience is turning into frustration as the pace of the renovation has slowed down. The business community at the market, which came up in the 1930s, say they are having a harrowing time with footfall dwindling to a trickle.

Dheeshma Puzhakkal

Dheeshma Puzhakkal is currently a Reporter with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University, she has interned with Greater Kashmir newspaper and NDTV. Dheeshma has also made short films and documentaries. Her documentary ‘Still I Rise’, which is based on sex-trafficking in Hyderabad’s Old City, has earned accolades in several film festivals, such as International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala (IDSFFK). An avid foodie, she loves to travel and listen to stories that others tell. Photography is one of her all-time interests. She has extensively written on satellite-based journalism, health, consumer, and data stories besides covering anti-crime investigative agencies.

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