AP Temporary Secretariat Foundation Stone laid today
Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the temporary secretariat at Velagapudi village in Guntur district. The ceremony witnessed the participation of state ministers Narayana, Prathipati Pulla Rao, party MLAs and higher officials.
The TDP government has been on the receiving end from various quarters over the delay in construction of capital city Amaravati which is the reason, the state government made the foundation stone laying ceremony, a low-key affair. The construction of the AP temporary Secretariat is expected to be completed in four months.
Mr. Naidu said that the employees also agreed to relocate. Atleast 15,000 houses were required for Government employees.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has asserted that the State Government will start functioning from temporary capital from June 15 onwards.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Naidu said that the employees also agreed to relocate. Atleast 15,000 houses were required for Government employees. The people of Krishna and Guntur districts were requested not to hike the rents abnormally and create troubles.
It will hinder the development. The onus lies on every one of us to create history. The Government objective is to construct world class capital. Amaravati would be among top ten capital cities across the globe, he said.
A few people were making baseless allegations that the Government was misusing funds for constructing temporary capital. It is a misnomer that it is a temporary structure. It is being constructed in multi purpose area. The AP CRDA will use it for commercial or any other best suited purpose.
The Government intends to make the temporary capital building as a historical structure. The future generations should visit it to know the history, he said.
Referring to deficit budget, Mr. Naidu said that Andhra Pradesh would have to witness deficit budget till 2019. He was quoting Finance Commission report. Incidentally, 2019 is election year.