Hyderabad's skyline is all set to change as the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has approved the city's tallest skyscraper. The administration has given a green signal to Sumadhura Group's 44-storey residential apartment in the Financial District at Nanakramguda in Telangana. The new structure will be of 44-storey and 153 metres (501 feet) tall.
Two applications by builders to construct 55-storey high-rises at Pupalaguda and Narsingi near the IT corridor were put on hold by Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA). The authorities want to be sure that such tall structures don't lead to more traffic chaos in the already congested part of the city.
GHMC records reveal that more tall buildings are underway. As of now, authorities had received 10 building permission applications for high-rises, eight of which have already been cleared. Most of these are about 25 floors high and Nanakramguda (Gachibowli), Miyapur and Khajaguda are some of the places where these buildings are coming up. In 2020, 95 permissions for high-rise buildings were given. Situated adjacent to Waverock (special economic zone), the twin towers with 44 floors each and 846 flats are coming on a 5.5-acre land.