The city-centric track might cover the Hussainsagar circuit of Tank Bund and Necklace road
Buckle up racing fans, the Formula E world championship might come to Hyderabad! No, seriously. Recent reports suggest the state government has signed a letter of intent with the Formula E Association, to make the city a part of an elite group consisting of New York, London, Berlin, Rome and Seoul, to host the event.
As per reports, it was Anand Mahindra, who spearheaded the campaign to bring the electric Grand Prix to India. Before zeroing on Hyderabad, other metros like Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru were considered. As per Deccan Chronicle, “After making field visits to all cities, the Formula E representatives in India narrowed down on Hyderabad and gave in-principle approval.”
So, does this mean Hyderabad would need to build a racetrack? No. The ePrix is usually always held on city centred street courses, with the only exception being Berlin and Mexico.
For the Hyderabad GP, the officials are said to have visited the circular road around KBR Park in Jubilee Hills, the Hussainsagar circuit of Tank Bund and Necklace road, and the financial district road in Gachibowli.
For now, the reports suggests authorities have zeroed down on a 2.37 km track in and around the Secretariat Complex encompassing the Lumbini Park Road.
The Telangana government has also lent a helping hand to promote the international event, with plans of widening the roads and building stands for spectators along the track.