Four days ago, the Andhra Pradesh government, with Nara Chandrababu Naidu at its helm, issued an  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 this year.

Yesterday, two giant construction companies L&T and Shapoorji Pallonji agreed to the price of of Rs.3,350 per sq. ft. offered by the AP government for  the construction. The construction is scheduled to be completed in a record time of four months and the new Secretariat will start functioning from June this year. This is a feat that only a leader like Chandrababu Naidu is capable of achieving.

Once the construction is complete,  major offices of the AP government will be shifted to Amaravati from Hyderabad—the current common capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

According to sources in the government, the work has been divided into three packages of which two were bagged by L&T and one by Shapoorji. The temporary secretariat will come up on 45 acres at Velagapudi village with three building blocks having an aggregate built-up area of 6 lakh sq. ft.

The date for laying the foundation stone is expected to be announced on Monday.

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