Raj Bhavan residential quarters inaugurated

5 Mar 2017

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan inaugurated the newly constructed residential quarters for officers and staff members of Raj Bhavan here today.
A total of 152 flats have been constructed in an area of 2.70 acres for officers and staff members of Raj Bhavan.
"The unique feature of the buildings is that the entire power supply is through roof-top solar system erected on each building, while water conservation has been taken care through provision of rain water harvesting pits and bore recharging pits," an official release said.
Apart from the residential quarters, a school building, community hall and barracks for security staff are also being constructed in the Raj Bhavan premises which are expected to be completed in two months' time, it said.
The foundation for the residential quarters was laid on February 17 last year and the construction was completed in 13 months, the release said.
The entire project was designed with a concept to provide green cover in an area spread over 20 per cent of the total premises, it said.
The original Raj Bhavan quarters constructed in 1956 with load-bearing structures and lime concrete became dilapidated and unusable.
Therefore, new quarters were required to be constructed for the officers and staff members working in Raj Bhavan, the release said.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali, Home Minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy were among those present at the inauguration, the release added. (PTI)