Charminar February 10: Now a days, selfies are become a most common thing in our life.Everybody using smartphones and these are turned into C/o address for selfies.
The famous landmark of Hyderabad Charminar has turned into a hotspot for selfies. Local public and tourists can be seen stopping in mid stride, unmindful of the traffic ahead or behind, for a quick shot in front of the city's landmark. Consequently, the busy road in front of the iconic monument often witnesses traffic snarls, forcing vehicles to move at a snail's pace.
That their action can be detrimental to their own physical safety appears to be far from the minds of these selfie seekers.
"What the people do not understand is that they are not only inviting trouble for themselves but putting others' lives at risk as well. Photography must be restrained on the busy artery," Khasnim Khan, a regular motorist in the area said.
The trend of selfies in Old City at busy intersections is going up by the day with no guides to help tourists, nor signboards banning such activity in the vicinity of Charminar. "It is the responsibility of the authorities concerned to make sure proper guidance is given to tourists," said a local trader.
"I belong to Kerala and it is my first visit to Hyderabad. But I don't want to miss out taking pictures here as it's a memorable occasion for me," said Abhijeet, a tourist.