Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states, E S L Narasimhan, for the first time, visited the new Secretariat building, which is under construction, at Velagapudi village in Guntur district, about 25 km from here accompanied by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and a host of ministers today. Talking to media later, the Governor said that he was visiting the new Secretariat building for the first time and it is being constructed with modern concept and proper planning.
"I would like to come and see the place as frequently as I can. I too occupy some space in the Secretariat", he said. Commenting on shifting of Secretariat from Hyderabad to Amaravathi, he said that initially, there would be some problems while employees coming from Hyderabad but they would be sorted out. It is ensured that the life of Secretariat employees would be comfortable here. They would work efficiently, if they settle comfortably here, he said and assured that the education and other problems of employees, coming from Hyderabad, would be addressed.
Mr.Narasimhan said that he had a fruitful discussion with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on various issues. Both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chief Ministers should focus on development agenda and make the people happy. "By ten years from now, I am sure that Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will emerge as most spoken states in the country", he predicted. The Governor said that conducting of Krishna pushkarams was a major event. There might be some inconvenience to the people, he said and appealed them to cooperate with the government.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Naidu said that he had explained about the construction of new Secretariat building and added that the guidance of Governor would be followed. He was making all efforts to overcome the bifurcation problems, the Chief Minister said