Hyderabad: The state government is likely to use implosion technology to demolish the old secretariat buildings for constructing new buildings.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao wants a new secretariat complex which requires demolishing eight existing buildings spread over 25.5 acres of land in the current premises.
The Andhra Pradesh government has agreed to vacate the blocks that were allotted to it during the bifurcation and will likely be out of there by the end of this month. Once this is done, offices and chambers of ministers will be shifted to temporary accommodation, sources said.
Implosion technology demolishes the structure within seconds and minimises physical damage to the immediate surroundings. It involves strategic placing of explosive material including RDX and ammonium nitrate and timing the detonation so that the structure collapses on itself in a matter of seconds.
Sources said that consultations have been held with companies involved in implosion technology and after meeting the CM they will select an agency to do a pre-survey of the structures which is required before the demolition....