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Rain havoc at AP Secretariat

Rain havoc at AP Secretariat
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Heavy rains lashed Amaravati disrupting normal life and the temporary Secretariat and Assembly buildings at Velagapudi incurred damages. The newly-constructed buildings have witnessed leakages leading to panic among the employees. 

Jagan chamber in a sheet of rainwater

Amaravati: Heavy rains lashed Amaravati disrupting normal life and the temporary Secretariat and Assembly buildings at Velagapudi incurred damages. The newly-constructed buildings have witnessed leakages leading to panic among the employees.

The chamber of Opposition leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy in the ground floor of the Assembly building was also in a sheet of rain water leaked from the AC outlets. The CRDA officials rushed to the Assembly building and took measures to clear the logged water from the chambers.

The heavy downpour, which started in the noon for one hour, has created havoc at the isolated temporary Secretariat buildings. The Secretariat employees, who shifted from Hyderabad recently, have for the first time witnessed the rain havoc. The under-construction police picket at the entrance of the Secretariat premises was partly collapsed due to heavy downpour.

The temporary sheds erected in front of the Secretariat buildings for the waiting visitors were completely destroyed, and the visitors who are waiting under the sheds, ran helter-skelter for shelter.

Rain water which flowed from the open space inside the fourth block of the Secretariat where Revenue department is located has created severe inconvenience to the employees.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who was conducting review meetings in the first block, took stock of the situation and directed the CRDA officials to take immediate steps for clearing the rain water.

Panchayat Raj Minister Nara Lokesh, who was also conducting a review meeting with the officials in the second block, has also enquired about the leakages and water logging in the Secretariat buildings.

According to CRDA officials, the rain water entered into the corridors from the open space in the middle of the Secretariat blocks and the workers were engaged completely on clearing the water.

The CRDA workers and outsourcing staff have faced tough time to clear the logged water from the corridors.

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