Technical Tour - I
            Friday 6th November to Monday 9th November, 2009
                    Visits at Ramagundam and sight seeing at Hyderabad

   Fire fighting arrangement at Godavari Khani 10 Incline (GDK 10 Incline)
   Blasting gallery panel and the fire problem in GDK 10 Incline
   Punch longwall entries for Addriyala Shaft block project
   Longwall retreat mining in GDK 10A Incline
   Sight seeing at Hyderabad :
     Salarjung Museum
     Charminar
     Chow Mahallah Palace
     Golconda Fort
     Shopping at Hyderabad


0730 hrs     :   Pick up from your place of stay and transfer to New Delhi airport.
1115 hrs     :   Arrive at Hyderabad.
1130 hrs     :   Departure from Hyderabad Airport for Lunch.
1300 hrs     :   Departure to Ramagundam by road (300 km, from Hyderabad).

Overnight stay in Ramagundam (SCCL Guest House)

NOV 07, 2009        IN RAMAGUNDAM

0800 hrs     :   Fire fighting arrangement at Godavari Khani 10 Incline (GDK 10 Incline)
0930 hrs     :   Blasting gallery panel and the fire problem in GDK 10 Incline
1230 hrs     :   Lunch at SCCL Guest House
1530 hrs     :   Drivages of punch longwall entries from existing opencast mine

About Ramagundam & Coal Mines
Ramagundam is situated in the Godavari Valley Coalfields and has one of India's largest thermal
power stations, run by NTPC. Ramagundam is considered as Manchester of India in light of the
companies around it. Some of them are FCI: Fertilizer Corporation of India, Kesoram Cement, NTPC
(RSTPS-Ramagundam super thermal power station) sourcing 2600 MW of power, and APSEB unit,
Ramagundam. Around 24 units of coal mines in Godavarikhani stretching 25 km including opencasts
with state-of-the-art equipment. There are many factories around this place that take the raw material
from the coalmines and prepare carbon derivatives.
Overnight stay in Ramagundam (SCCL Guest House)


0800 hrs     :   Longwall retreat mining in GDK 10A Incline
1200 hrs     :   Lunch at SCCL Guest House
1230 hrs     :   Departure to Hyderabad from Ramagundam by road
1730 hrs     :   Arrive at Hyderabad and transfer to hotel
1830 hrs     :   Local Shopping
2030 hrs     :   Drop at hotel

About Hyderabad

Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh is a bustling 400-year-old metropolis with an urban
population of 4.2 million people approximately. Hyderabad is located on the Deccan Plateau and the
Musi River, 650m above sea level. The physiography of Hyderabad is dominated by hills, tanks,
forests, and rock formations. The history of Hyderabad begins with the establishment of the Qutub
Shahi dynasty. Quli Qutub Shah seized the reins of power from the Bahamani kingdom in 1512 and
established the fortress city of Golconda. Inadequacy of water, and frequent epidemics of plague and
cholera persuaded Mohammad, the fifth Quli Qutub Shahi ruler to venture outward to establish the
new city with the Charminar as its center and with four great roads fanning out in the four cardinal
directions. Hyderabad's fame, strategic location and Golconda's legendary wealth attracted
Aurangzeb who captured Golconda after a long siege in 1687. After this defeat, the importance of
Hyderabad declined and the city fell into partial ruin. As the Mughal Empire decayed and began to
disintegrate, the viceroy, Asaf Jah I proclaimed himself the Nizam‟s and established independent rule
of the Deccan. Hyderabad once again became a major capital city, ruled by successive Nizam‟s of the
Asaf Jah dynasty until the state was merged into the Indian Union in 1948.

Overnight stay in Hyderabad in a 5/4 Star International Hotel


0800 hrs     :   Breakfast at the hotel
0830 hrs     :   Departure for city tour of Hyderabad
0900 hrs     :   Arrive at Salarjun Museum

About Salarjung Museum

                            Situated on the southern bank of the river Musi, the Salarjung Museum
                            is the third largest museum in India housing the biggest one-man
                            collections of antiques in the world. It is well known throughout India for
                            its prized collections belonging to different civilizations dating back to the
                            1st century. Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan SalarJung III (1889-1949),
                            former Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, spent a
                            substantial amount of his income over thirty five years to make this
                            priceless collection, his life's passion. The collections left behind in his
                            ancestral palace, 'Diwan Deodi' were formerly exhibited there as a
private museum which was inaugurated by the former Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru in
1951. Later in 1968, the museum shifted to its present location at Afzalgunj and is administered by a
Board of Trustees with the Governor of Andhra Pradesh as ex-officio chairperson under the
SalarJung Museum Act of 1961.

11.00 hrs    :   Departure to Charminar
11.10 hrs    :   Arrive at Charminar

About Charminar

                      The Charminar is as much the signature of Hyderabad as the Taj Mahal is of
                      Agra or the Eiffel Tower is of Paris. Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah, the founder of
                      Hyderabad, built Charminar in 1591 at the centre of the original city layout. It
                      was said to be built as a charm towards off a deadly epidemic raging at that
                      time. Four graceful minarets soar to a height of 48.7 m above the ground.
                      Charminar has 45 prayer spaces and a mosque in it. Visitors can view the
                      architectural splendour inside the Charminar. The monument is illuminated in the
                      evenings and a pedestrianisation project around the monument is under

1130 hrs     :   Departure to Chow Mahallah Palace
1150 hrs     :   Arrive at Chow Mahallah Palace

About Chow Mahallah Palace

                           Built in several phases by the Nizam‟s between 1857-1869, this is now one
                           of the heritage buildings. The complex comprises four palaces in Mughal
                           and European styles, of which the main palace is double storied with the
                           others being single-storied blocks. Among two intervening rulers, Salabat
                           Jung spent a greater part of his time in Hyderabad (Salabat Jung, the
                           officially un-crowned Nizam‟s ruled for a short period during the power
                           struggle between the British and the French, compounded by the
                           interference of the Marathas). By some accounts, he is credited with the
building of the first Asaf Jahi Palace in Hyderabad, i.e. the Chow Mahallah palace. The Asaf Jahi
deserted the former Qutub Shahi palace quarter lying North West of Charminar and decided to
construct a new palace complex for them to the south west of Charminar. In „The Unpublished Diary
of a French Officer of Bussy‟s Army‟, the Officer describes Salabat Jung‟s palace with its approach
from Chowk (later known as Mahboob Chowk).

1230 hrs    :   Departure for lunch at Quality Inn near Nampally
1300 hrs    :   Arrive for Lunch
1400 hrs    :   Departure to Golconda Fort
1430 hrs    :   Arrive at Golconda Fort

About Golconda Fort:

                          Golconda is one of the famous forts of India. The name originates from the
                          Telugu words “Golla Konda” meaning “Shepherd‟s Hill”. The origins of the
                          fort can be traced back to the Yadava dynasty of Deogiri and the Kakatiyas
                          of Warangal. Golconda was originally a mud fort, which passed to the
                          Bahmani dynasty and later to the Qutb Shahis, who held it from 1518 to
                          1687 A.D. The first three Qutb Shahi kings rebuilt Golconda, over a span of
                          62 years. The fort is famous for its acoustics, palaces, ingenious water
                          supply system and the famous Fateh Rahben gun, one of the cannons
                          used in the last siege of Golconda by Aurangzeb, to whom the fort
                          ultimately fell.

1730 hrs    :   Transfer to airport for New Delhi
2200 hrs    :   Arrive at New Delhi. On arrival drop at your place of stay

 Cost includes:
   1. Economy class to-and-fro air fare Delhi - Hyderabad
   2. Transportation as per itinerary using AC vehicle
   3. Accommodation for a total of 01 night in 5/4 star international hotel at Hyderabad and
      02 nights at Ramagundam (SCCL Guest House)
   4. Lunch and dinners at Ramagundam (SCCL Guest House)
   5. Services of English Speaking local guides during the Hyderabad city tour
   6. Buffet breakfast in Hyderabad hotel (sight seeing day)
   7. Transit lunches while going to Ramagundam and sight seeing day are also included

 Cost does not include:
   1. Camera Fee wherever applicable
   2. Entrances at monuments etc. (to be paid direct)
   3. Dinner during night stay in Hyderabad
   4. Any other services not specified above

 Last date of confirmation for technical tours: 1st October 2009

 Minimum/Maximum number of persons for technical tour: 08 (eight) nos.

 Cost of the tour: USD 1050 per person

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