Andhra Pradesh's temporary Secretariat launched in a grand style in Guntur district's Velagapudi village recently. However, the new Secretariat is already facing several initial issues due to the incessant rains. The surroundings of the Secretariat became muddy due to the rains.
Being a predominantly black soiled land, the entire area carpeting the Secretariat has become damp and the Secretariat premises because difficult to even walk, with thick mud spreading all-over. With this, state's Chief Secretary SP Takkar announced that all the pending construction works will resume only after a month when all the mud is dried up.
The approach road which was built near the temporary Secretariat has become unusable with thick layers of mud covering it completely. With this, officials and leaders are facing severe problems to even enter into the Secretariat premises.
On the other hand, construction works the Secretariat's new block which was inaugurated Wednesday are going on despite the heavy rains. However, the rain waters are leaking into several chambers. Efforts are going on to build makeshift rooms and walls with temporary materials as the Chief Secretary said that the entire construction work will take at least a month to be completed.
Speaking further, the CS said that four main office chambers have been readied already and all the office rooms will be built by the end July. "Roads, flooring, toilets and underground drainage systems are being built at the moment and the temporary Secretariat be ready to use from August," said the CS.