If you thought that only AP Govt was committed to see the finishing of the Interim secretariat by June, there’s someone else who’s actually slogging over the same. The construction workers at the site showed determination and grit, toiling away to complete the government interim complex at Velagapudi Village. The scorching sun did not deter these souls from changing their schedule or postponing tasks. The construction workers continue to go about their job in the soaring heat of over 42 degrees Celsius.
The new temporary secretariat complex will be spread over a site of 45 acres of the once upon a time corn field. There is a sound of work done day in and day out, with giant hydraulic rotary rigs pounding the earth to make the base.
As per the plan, the ground floor at the first complex on one side will house the office of Chief Minister. Pre cast pillars are now entrenched into the pits at the remaining buildings.
The interim complex will have six buildings, each measuring 70 metres X 72 metres with a built-up area of one lakh square feet. Each building will be 3.66 metres tall and 4.5 metres wide. The first block that will have the CM Office will sport 226 piles, 51 columns and seven lifts.
More than 25 engineers have been drafted from various departments to assist the two firms that have bagged the prestigious contract – L& T and Shapoorji Pallonji. The operational teams are presently working in tandem to complete the gigantic task of completing the work by June 2016, the deadline that has been set by the AP State government.