AP starts handing over buildings in Hyderabad to Telangana

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government yesterday started handing over buildings in the Secretariat here to the Telangana dispensation in line with a recent order by the governor of both the states.

The Andhra Pradesh government was allotted the buildings in four blocks at the secretariat complex after bifurcation of the state in 2014, as Hyderabad was since made common capital for both the states for 10 years.

Earlier this month, the Governor of both the states ESL Narasimhan issued an order re-allotting the buildings and bungalows under the Andhra Pradesh governments custody to Telangana. In pursuance of the orders, the possession of the ‘K’ block and North ‘H’ block of Andhra Pradesh secretariat at Hyderabad was handed over to administration department of the Telangana government, an official communique said.

When contacted, a senior Telangana government official said the remaining buildings are expected to be handed over on 20 June. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, on June 18, had said a new secretariat would be constructed after demolishing the existing structure. He had said foundation stone for the new office complex would be laid on 27 June.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, soon after taking over the reins of the state, agreed to hand over the buildings under the control of the residuary state in the common capital, to Telangana.

NT Bureau