Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao made it clear that the newly constructed Dr. BR. Ambedkar Telangana Secretariat is the result of the sacrifices of the martyrs for the achievement of Telangana state. CM said that the Telangana Secretariat will be built as a role model for other states and also assert the self-respect of the Telangana State, which is on the path of progress and stood as an example for the country. CM on Thursday visited and reviewed the progress of the Telangana Secretariat works which are reaching the final stage.
The Chief Minister inspected from the main entrance of the Secretariat to the top floor and gave some suggestions to the work agencies and Engineers. CM examined the recently installed domes, and wall cladding constructed with Dholpur stone including the elevation of the main gate. CM thoroughly inspected the compound walls, railings, beautifully designed water fountains, lawns, Staircases and main entrances in the north and south parts of the Secretariat. The Chief Minister inspected the CM, Ministers and other high-ranking officials, staff and visitors entrance gates and vehicles parking space construction work.
Ministers’ chambers and their secretaries and staff offices are also inspected. CM expressed satisfaction that the chambers are being built in a manner that provides a pleasant atmosphere and performs efficiently and qualitatively. After inspecting the wide corridors and chambers, CM explained that it is suitable for ministers to carry out their duties where their staff members are also located. The Chief Minister inspected the canteens and meeting halls and made appropriate suggestions. The CM approved the constructions are being done according to the vehicular traffic as suggested by him and expressed happiness after inspecting the recently installed domes. The Chief Minister inspected the GRC belts. After inspecting the site for the helipad in the secretariat premises, CM wanted to take up the construction at a suitable place. The Chief Minister inspected the dining halls which are being arranged in a suitable manner for all and the meeting halls for ministers, officers and collectors and made suitable suggestions.
CM expressed his satisfaction with the construction of lifts at all places without causing inconvenience to the staff and visitors. CM inspected the steps taken towards tighter security arrangements including the installation of CC cameras that detect movement at every level including the offices. The Chief Minister examined the strong room structures for keeping the records and the conference halls built for the national and international guests. Officials explained to CM that Telangana Secretariat is the only building in the country that used such a large amount of Dholpur stone for hundred years. The Chief Minister inspected the terracotta wall cladding inside and outside the Parliament-style construction.
CM examined the furniture beautification, internal furniture and other finishing touches to be installed in various conference halls through a powerpoint presentation organized by the officials of the construction agency R&B in Pragathi Bhavan and gave the final orders.
CM explained to the representatives of the people who came with him the construction project and purpose of the secretariat which is taking shape wonderfully. Speaking on this occasion, the Chief Minister said…”A Martyrs memorial is under construction in front of the Secretariat to commemorate the sacrifices of the martyrs who laid down their lives for Telangana. The secretariat is named after Dr. BR Ambedkar in remembrance of Ambedkar and with an aim to provide good governance to the people, the welfare of the poor and the weaker section. The tallest statue of Dr BR Ambedkar which is being constructed next to the Secretariat serves as a reminder to public representatives and officials to perform their duty. CM expressed his hope that with the inspiration of the martyrs’ sacrifices and Ambedkar’s aspirations and towards the golden future of future generations, the Secretariat will continue to perform its duties.
CM said that the secretariat is being built keeping in mind the future needs. The Chief Minister said that Dr. BR Ambedkar Telangana Secretariat will be constructed according to the aspirations of Telangana people.
CM is accompanied by Ministers Sri V Prashant Reddy, Sri T. Harish Rao, Sri Indrakaran Reddy, Sri Srinivas Goud, Sri Jagadish Reddy, MLC Sri Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, MLAs Sri Jeevan Reddy, Sri Balka Suman, Sri Danam Nagender, Sri Kancharla Bhupal Reddy, Medical Services and Infrastructure Development Corporation Chairman Sri Errolla Srinivas, SC Corporation Chairman Sri Banda Srinivas, Chief Advisor to Government Sri Rajeev Sharma, Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar, CM Secretary Smt. Smita Sabharwal, Smt. Priyanka Varghese, Government Advisor (Construction) Sri Suddala Sudhakar Teja, R&B Secretary Sri Srinivasa Raju, ENC Sri Ravinder Rao, Engineers R&B officers of work agencies and others.