The State Archaeology department has decided to renovate the Quilla (fort) at Quilla Shapur or Quileshapur village of Raghunathpally Mandal in the Jangoan district. This decision has been taken to conserve the heritage of the monuments.
The 18th-century belonging fort was built by Sarvai Papadu also popularly known as Sardar Sarvai Papanna is currently going through renovation. The detailed project report (DPR) on the development is prepared by the department of archaeology. The budget of the project is going to be 50 lakhs.
Another interesting fact is that the chairman of the Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) and the former DGP Pervaram Ramulu and former minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah were born in the village that is located about six km away from the Hyderabad-Warangal highway.
The 18th-century fort was built with stones and mud. As no proper care was taken over the centuries, the condition of the fort is not good. So, to preserve the heritage of the fort, the government has decided to conserve the fort.
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The State archaeology department of Telangana included it in the list of the monuments of the erstwhile Warangal district considering the historical significance of the fort.
Apart from the efforts made by the officials of the TSTDC and tourism department as well as the archaeology department, Pervaram Ramulu, a native villager wanted to make his native place a tourist spot. So, he is putting all of his efforts and visited the fort a couple of months back to chalk out plans for its development.
The Director of the Department of Archaeology and Museums NR Visalatchi, Tabloid recently spoke to the Today news that “they said that they had already submitted a DPR with the proposal to take up Rs 50 lakh worth of works in the first phase.
Meanwhile, as many as eight stone cannon balls (round shots) have been found when the laborers were digging the area under NREGS at the fort a couple of days back.
An archaeology and history enthusiast R Rathnakar Reddy, who visited the fort, urged the officials to take steps to preserve the cannon balls at the museum. “We cannot see the cannon balls at Hyderabad, Hanamkonda, or Karimnagar museums,”
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