Hyderabad: There are few takers for MLA Quarters allotted to Andhra Pradesh legislators in Hyderabad.
Out of around 200 quarters allotted to AP lawmakers, only 50 are occupied. The legislators prefer to avail the Rs 25,000 per month HRA instead of the quarters and take flats on rent in either Banjara Hills or in Manikonda, Kukatpally areas near Outer Ring Road so that they can travel to Vijayawada easily.
Allotment Committee chairman Gadde Rammohan complained that old buildings, which were not worth living in, had been allotted to Andhra Pradesh while new ones had been given to TS MLAs.
“I myself stay in Manikonda as I can go to the ORR and commute to Vijayawada easily. We get a decent accommodation with the Rs 25,000 allowance per month in and around the city, particularly flats in good apartments,” said Mr Rammohan.
He added, “Earlier in the united state, there was a huge demand for quarters. Now most of them are lying empty. The quarters allotted to Telangana MLAs are relatively new. But those allotted to us are old buildings and they are not in a good state. Many of the MLAs prefer to live outside.”
There are MLAs’ quarters in Adarshnagar, Hyderguda, Erramanzil and Banjara Hills. For Andhra Pradesh legislators, the buildings at Erramanzil and Adarshnagar were allotted.
“Only 50 to 60 are occupied among the 200 allotted to us,” said Mr Rammohan, who is an MLA from Vijayawada.