Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the new Secretariat building in Hyderabad amid massive outrage by opposition leaders who protesting against the decision to construct the new secretariat and Assembly at the old site. Sources claimed that construction for the assembly compound will soon be started.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao lays foundation stone for the new Secretariat building in Hyderabad. pic.twitter.com/MSlxYrxIcL
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K Chandrashekhar Rao-led Telangana Government earlier on June 19 announced that it will build a new secretariat and Assembly at the old site after the Central Government refused to give permission if of building it at Bison Polo Ground.
The total estimated cost of the new secretariat and Assembly is said to be around 400 crores.
Addressing a press conference, KCR had said that Andhra Pradesh-government led by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has agreed to hand over his state’s secretariat two buildings. Therefore we have decided to new secretariat and assembly at that place.
‘We have taken a call to construct a new assembly and secretariat at the old site as the Centre refused to give its nod at Bison Polo Ground’, he said in a Press Conference earlier this month.
TRS President said, ‘As per the initial estimation, a total of 400 crores will be spent on State Secretariat while over 100 will be spent on the assembly compound’.
It should be noted that the Telangana Government has earlier met the Ministry of Defence and urged to hand over Bison Polo Ground for the construction of the new state’s Secretariat. TRS Government has also offered another piece of land to the Ministry of Defence however the issue remains unsolved.