AP govt to construct temporary secretariat in 45 acres

Hyderabad:The Andhra Pradesh government today issued orders for construction of “Interim Government Complex” (a temporary Secretariat) at Velagapudi village in Guntur district in over 45 acres as part of its plans to shift the State Secretariat from Hyderabad by June this year.

The government initially planned to raise the buildings for the temporary Secretariat on 20 acres, but decided to increase the extent of the complex to 45.129 acres to suit its requirements, a Government Order (GO) issued today said.

In the 45.129 acres, the interim government complex would be located in 27.082 acres and 18.047 acres left for public facilities, it said.

“Government, after careful examination of the matter, hereby decides to modify the total extent from 20 acres to 45.129 acres for construction of Interim Government Complex in Velagapudi Village, Thullur Mandal, Guntur district, for shifting of AP Secretariat,” the GO said.

The state government had decided that the secretariat would function from the new capital region from June 1 next year and asked all its employees based here to shift to Vijayawada region accordingly.

“All the departments of secretariat, heads of departments are hereby informed that secretariat and HoDs will function from the new capital region from 1st June, 2016,” a circular issued by Chief Secretary IYR Krishna Rao said in December last year.