The Telangana government Friday said it would be constructing a new state secretariat building in Hyderabad, leaving the present building for various reasons including “Vaastu defect”.
The new complex would be built at a site in Erragadda where a state-run chest hospital, built during the Nizam era, currently stands, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao said on Friday night after a marathon cabinet meeting in Hyderabad.
The Telangana government presently shares the secretariat complex with the government of Andhra Pradesh. Situated near the Hussain Sagar lake in the heart of the city, it serves as the secretariat of undivided Andhra Pradesh.
Asked why the secretariat is being shifted, Rao said there are multiple factors like the idea of housing all important government offices at one location, the need to shift the chest hospital from its present location and problems with regard to “Vaastu” at the present secretariat building.
“All offices should come to one place and people should get better administration. Presently, one head of department is in Masab Tank, another is in Erramanzil…
“Secondly, definitely, this secretariat has terrible Vastu defect. It is a fact… Telangana should not suffer … Vaastu defects and history is not good. We are changing (the location of secretariat) as a combination of all these reasons,” Rao said.
The construction would be complete in a year, Rao added on Friday.