The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS,) on the 6th of September, approved the construction of the new Secretariat complex in Hyderabad, Telangana.
The approval came after a Cabinet Committee reviewed the old Secretariat buildings and submitted a report recommending the new construction, as the old buildings are not appropriate for modifications.
The Cabinet Sub Committee, headed by V. Prashanth Reddy, the Road and Building Minister of Telangana, studied the matter in detail and came to the conclusion of constructing a new Secretariat.
K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, on the night of the 5th of September, released an official notice stating, “The technical committee appointed by the cabinet sub-committee recommended construction of a new secretariat complex by demolishing the present one as it would not be feasible to modify it to make it compliant with fire safety and other norms. The panel opined it was not possible to modify or alter the existing facilities to create a befitting, iconic and integrated Secretariat complex,” It further read, “The recommendations of the technical committee were discussed in detail in the Cabinet-Sub-Committee on the 28th of August 2019 and the Sub Committee concurs with the opinion of the Technical Committee and recommends the construction of the new Secretariat Complex. The Cabinet Sub Committee submitted its report four days ago.”
In the report, the Cabinet Sub Committee said, “Strongly recommend the government may consider construction of new state-of-the-art Secretariat complex complying with fire safety, National Building Code (NBC) and Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) norms befitting the stature of Telangana.”
With this, the TRS Government will soon begin the construction of the new Secretariat.