Nearly four months after becoming the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu finally stepped into his new office at the Secretariat’s L block here on Friday. With priests chanting prayers on the auspicious day of Vijayadashmi, the CM who has been mostly working out of his residence or the temporary office at Lake View Guesthouse, entered into the office on the 8th floor that has bullet-proof windows and the walls have a coat of blast-proof paint.
For the first time after bifurcation, both Naidu and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhara Rao will be working out of the same Secretariat complex, though from different blocks, in the joint capital.
Soon after stepping into his chamber, Naidu signed the Primary Sector Mission file which is one of the seven missions launched by his government. The CM said that the Vision 2029 of the state government is part of the primary sector mission whose comprehensive blueprint would be released on October 6.
Naidu entered into his chamber at 2.25 pm along with Chief Secretary I Y R Krishna Rao, ministers Devineni Umamaheswara Rao and Ravella Kishore Babu, Adviser (communications) Parakala Prabhakar and his office employees. Nearly Rs 20 crore was spent to renovate and modify the 8th floor to create a spacious office for the Chief Minister with bulletproof walls and windows. His chamber is also coated with a paint that is blast-resistant.
There is a conference hall with video linkup, a huge visitor lounge and chambers for CMO officers on the same floor. Naidu was to initially have his office on the 7th floor of H block but he refused it later on because it did not suit his Vaastu requirements.