Warangal Collectorate complex likely to come up at Azamjahi Mills ground

A case related to land allocation to former mill workers is in court

WARANGAL: The collectorate complex of the newly formed Warangal district may be built at the Azamjahi Mills ground. Officials are of the view that this is the most suitable location, and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao is learnt to have approved of the idea.

A site for the collectorate of the erstwhile Warangal Rural district could not be finalised due to different demands. That problem was ended with the new district being formed.

However, the Warangal district collectorate is still being set up in Hanumakonda district. Hanumakonda has remained the headquarters of the erstwhile Warangal district and was seen as the common headquarters to the now defunct Warangal Urban and Warangal Rural districts.

During the week, officials examined the records and selected 30 acres of land belonging to the textile and handloom department on the old Azamjahi Mills ground in Lakshmipuram revenue village and sent the file to the CM for approval.

The CM, who had come to the wedding of the son of TRS leader Boinapalli Vinod Kumar in Hanumakonda district on Thursday evening, discussed and approved the idea, sources said. He reportedly said the land, belonging to the handloom department, will be transferred to the Warangal collectorate.

However, a case related to land allocation to former mill workers is in court. Officials say the case will not be a problem as the ownership of the mill had been transferred to the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh government and in turn to the Telangana government upon formation of the new state.

They said that the survey numbers of the land allotted to workers was different. Revenue officials said the verdict in the land case would be announced in two or three weeks.

The foundation stone for the Warangal integrated collectorate building is likely to be laid in the second week of September. Officials say construction should be completed and inaugurated within a year.

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