Telangana government is planning to convert the historic Bison Polo ground and Gymkhana ground into state secretariat. Recently, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao himself appealed to the Central government to give the lands to the state.
The Central government has sought an evaluation report from the Defence Estates Office, Telangana Circle, Hyderabad. This is seen as a major step in the direction of handing over of the grounds to the state government.
These two grounds are located in heart of the city and based on standard schedule rates (SSR) and team has evaluated them accordingly. As per SSR, the cost of both grounds was assessed at nearly 500 crores. The central government may seek land for land or cash for land and the final decision is with the Center.