Rainwater seeps into AP Secretariat again

Rainwater seeps into AP Secretariat again
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Water entered the fourth block in Andhra Pradesh Secretariat building on Tuesday from the roof following relentless rain for the last two days causing discomfort to employees.

Amaravati: Water entered the fourth block in Andhra Pradesh Secretariat building on Tuesday from the roof following relentless rain for the last two days causing discomfort to employees.

The chambers of Ministers Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao, Ganta Srinivasa Rao, offices of principal secretary of Water Resource department, Revenue department, Stamps and Registrations section and some other rooms witnessed the seepage of rain water from the roof.

Roof plates in some buildings also fell down and rain water leaked through the open spaces. The workers had a tough time clearing the water manually. Though the workers were cleaning the water, rain water was also flowing side by side due to nonstop raining.

Employees were disturbed in the rooms that witnessed flowing of rain water. Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana, who visited the fourth block, said the water entered into offices due to duck sheets that were getting damaged. “It is small issue and not worthy of highlighting. Some problems at initial stage are natural” he commented.

The Minister also said that orders were given to remove the duck sheets. “There were no defects in construction of the buildings. The building contract agency will address if there is any problem for next two years as per contract agreement” Narayana said.

However, it is the second incident that water entered into new buildings in Velagapudi. The water that entered into Opposition leader Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s chamber in the AP Assembly building on June 6 turned into a political issue.

The YSR Congress leaders alleged that poor quality in the construction of Assembly and Secretariat was the cause of water leak. Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao suspected sabotage behind the leakage and asked CID to probe the incident.

With a complaint lodged with Tulluru police station, the police verified CCTV footages and took the help of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL). Ministers’ chambers and offices of various departments in fourth block causes discomfort

Minister Narayana says no defects in construction of building and damage of duck sheets causes to leakage.

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