Hyderabad: Around 10 residential quarters meant for IAS/IPS officials and 24 for peons located at the Officers Colony in Panjugutta will be demolished soon to pave way for the construction of a new camp office for Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
The TS government on Thursday issued orders to this effect sanctioning Rs 67.33 lakh to the Roads and Buildings department to take up demolition, level the ground and lay roads.
Mr Rao is using only a part of the camp office at Begumpet, built by late Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy in 2005, citing vaastu dosha. A new vaastu-compliant camp office will be built on the new premises.
Mr Rao who was initially reluctant to occupy the Begumpet camp office due to vaastu defects agreed to shift there after those defects were rectified by vaastu pundits. However, Mr Rao is using only one of the two buildings (residential complex) at the Begumpet camp office which is vaastu compliant. Mr Rao has been averse to using the second building (office complex) as none of the three former CMs, Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, K. Rosaiah and N. Kiran Kumar who occupied the building could complete their term. For building the new camp office complex, the government is planning to utilise part of the land belonging to the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) also.
A new approach road is proposed for the new camp office so that Ameerpet and Greenlands would be accessible directly. For laying this road some quarters of IAS officers would have to be demolished.