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AP Forests, R&B to have own buildings

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The headquarters of Roads and Buildings and Forests departments will be soon located in their own buildings in Vijayawada. The R and B department has already started construction works of its new headquarters at a cost of Rs 102 crore and the Forest department is getting ready to start the construction works at a cost of Rs 7 crore in Vijayawada.  

Vijayawada: The headquarters of Roads and Buildings and Forests departments will be soon located in their own buildings in Vijayawada. The R and B department has already started construction works of its new headquarters at a cost of Rs 102 crore and the Forest department is getting ready to start the construction works at a cost of Rs 7 crore in Vijayawada.

The R and B department is constructing new building G+5 at its own premises behind the existing Superintendent’s office on M G Road. The department is using pre-fabricated technology for the first time for construction of its own building in Vijayawada city. The G + 5 floors building will be constructed within six months.

Heavy machinery will be used to adjust the structures in the site. A senior officer working in the R and B department said the department needs a big building to cater to the needs of the staff. He said the department will carry out the administrative activities from the new building after completion of works in six months. Till then, the staff shifted from Hyderabad will be adjusted in different offices either in Vijayawada or Velagapudi.

The forest department is also planning to construct a new State headquarters building in Vijayawada near the existing office located near the State guest house. The government has sanctioned Rs 7 crore for construction of the building in Vijayawada. All State government departments are getting ready to shift from Hyderabad to either Vijayawada or Guntur before June 27 after Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu categorically made it clear that the State government offices must be shifted from Hyderabad at any cost by June 27.

The APSRTC and transport departments have already inaugurated their headquarters in Vijayawada. The Fire department also constructed its State head office in Vijayawada near the police control room and the staff working in Hyderabad may be shifted to new office premises in Vijayawada. Irrigation department has already shifted from Hyderabad to Vijayawada.

Prohibition and Excise and Education departments are searching for suitable office buildings to shift from Hyderabad to Vijayawada. Some departments are planning to shift to Guntur or Mangalagiri depending on the requirement and availability of big buildings.

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