Hyderabad’s Tank Bund witnessed a massive turnout of visitors yesterday as the Sunday Funday event resumed after a long hiatus. Thousands of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the recently launched double-decker buses and musical fountain at Hussain Sagar.
During the Sunday Funday event at Tank Bund, visitors were delighted to witness the mesmerizing musical fountain show that took place between 7 pm and 10 pm, featuring the dancing fountain waves accompanied by various songs, including the Oscar-nominated “Naatu Naatu”. Additionally, the food stalls at Tank Bund saw a massive rush of visitors who were looking to satiate their hunger pangs.
Free saplings of various varieties were distributed by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), the organizer of Sunday Funday. HMDA had set up stalls that offered around 5000 saplings.
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To make the Sunday Funday event more attractive, the recently launched double-decker bus and India’s largest musical floating fountain, which was inaugurated by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) at Hussain Sagar, were on display. In order to accommodate the event, traffic movement on Tank Bund was restricted and the road was barricaded.
The recently launched musical floating fountain near NTR Marg stands at a height of approximately 90 meters, spans 180 meters in length, and measures 10 meters in width. Developed at a cost of Rs 17.02 crore, this exceptional attraction features three laser sets that project various themes, mist fairy fog that creates a cloud effect synchronized with music, 800 high-powered jet nozzles, and 880 underwater LED lights that enhance the overall visual experience.
In addition, the return of double-decker buses to the streets of Hyderabad, with the recent launch of three electric double-decker buses, holds significant historical significance. The conventional double-decker buses that used to operate in the city until 2003 were introduced by the Nizam.
Tank Bund, situated in the heart of Hyderabad, has been a popular leisure spot for citizens for years, especially in the evenings. In order to ensure the safety of citizens and allow them to enjoy the beauty of the place, Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development, K.T. Rama Rao, suggested traffic-free Sundays on the Tank Bund road from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. This initiative was later implemented as Sunday Funday at Tank Bund, Hyderabad and received an overwhelming response from people who thronged the place with their families, taking photos and spending quality leisure time. The electric double-decker buses introduced as part of this initiative ply predominantly around the race track, covering the Tank Bund, Necklace Road, Paradise, and Nizam College stretch.