Sunday, November 11, 2007

What was that double fence and security towers? The Jail of course!

Coming into landing at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad, the above structure used to catch my attention - double wall, security towers, some sort of control tower in the middle - must have been a high security place. Indeed it is - The Cherlapalli State Jail - which I found out only today - thanks to Google Earth. The above photo was taken by me from the aircraft.

A view in google maps :

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Stratocat said...

Nice picture. If you look closelly, you will notice a big circle just behind the Jail.

That is the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research's National Balloon Facility.

From there since the late 60's they launch stratospheric balloons for scientific purposes.