The Telangana Government, on the 7th of August, sanctioned Rs. 400 crores for the construction of new Telangana Secretariat.
After completing the demolition process of the old Secretariat, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) announced to begin the construction work.
K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, on the 5th of August, conducted a Cabinet meeting and approved the design of the Secretariat and sanctioned the amount.
The new Secretariat would be a multistoreyed complex, 278 feet tall. A source close to the development of the design said, “The Secretariat building will be higher than several monuments such as the Taj Mahal (240 ft), Qutub Minar (237 ft), Charminar (183 ft), Quli Qutb Shah’s Tomb (196 ft) and the Buddha statue (58 ft.)”
The design of the Secretariat have been designed by Hyderabad based Satyavani Projects and Consultants and Chennai based Oscar and Ponni Architects.
It would have 200 compartments for all ministers and Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs.)
The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) is expected to be on the 7th floor and would have 30 compartments.
Speaking about the design of the Secretariat, the designers said, “Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao directed us to ensure that the building is long lasting as it will be the pride and icon of Telangana.” They further added, “Its structure will be robust and life more than 100 years. We are proud be part of this project.”
In 2019, KCR, the Chief Minister of Telangana, laid the foundation for the new secretariat.
The construction of the Secretariat is expected to begin soon on the wide land of 4 lakh square feet.
Stay tuned for further updates.