The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri N Chandrababu Naidu had officially laid the foundation stone for the temporary Secretariat buildings at the Velagapudi village in Amaravati.
Speaking at the occasion, the CM affirmed that the new Secretariat buildings will go functional and will be ready from June 15th onwards. He also confirmed that the employees have agreed to relocate and that close to 15,000 government houses will be required for these employees in the coming months. He urged the people of Krishna and Guntur districts to not hike the rents to that effect in an inappropriate proportion and bring in troubles for the oncoming crowd.
Mr Naidu implored the gathering to work collectively towards building the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh. If everybody strived together, the day is not very far off when Amaravati will rank in the top ten capital cities across the globe, he stated.
During the occasion, Mr Naidu also made it a point to address the unfair allegations being made on funds being used for the construction of temporary capital. He said that this is being constructed in a multi-purpose area and is not a temporary structure. The same space will be used by the AP CRDA in future for other commercial purposes.
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