K Chandrashekhar Rao-led Telangana Government on Tuesday 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 on Tuesday, K Chandrashekhar Rao said, ‘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 added the previous Andhra Pradesh Government also did not support us in the matter. Hence we have now decided to construct Secretariat at the new place.
He added that the new 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.
Revealing the details of the cost, Telangana Chief Minister said that total cost estimation of building a secretariat is 400 while the state government will spend over 100 crores on the construction of Assembly compounds.
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’. He added that the final plan is yet to be made. He added that it is yet to be decided whether to demolish entire secretariat or just a few buildings.
He added that work for the same will be started soon and the foundation stone for the same will be laid on June 27.
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.