The AP government on Friday invited proposals for the construction of temporary office spaces on a carpet area of 5 lakh sft. Infrastructure Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (Incap) has invited proposals for the construction of temporary office spaces to accommodate the heads of departments. The government has also identified available lands in Mangalagiri. It has asked for Master Layout Plan, architectural drawings and detailed drawings according to the site conditions. The carpet area for the temporary offices would be 5 lakh square feet. The accommodation is to be developed in an Engineering, Procurement and Construction mode using prefabricated framed RCC and PSC technology. Incap has asked for proposals by January 16.
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The chief minister had earlier indicated that the space at Medha Towers near Gannavaram airport and Laila Towers on MG Road in Vijayawada could be utilised for housing government departments. Subsequently , a delegation of senior officials visited Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU) campus where about two lakh sq ft of vacant space is available. Medha Towers and Laila Towers together have about four lakh sq ft of vacant space. But a committee inspected the government buildings and found none of them was large enough to locate dozens of offices. At one point of time, the committee thought of using the buildings at ANU near Guntur for location of temporary secretariat, while some members of the panel suggested that the defunct engineering colleges in Guntur could also be put to use.But shelving all these plans, the government decided to finally construct an administrative township in the designated capital region.
A committee of officials had also identified some private buildings and market yards in Nagarjuna University to accommodate some heads of departments. The committee has identified 17 departments on priority basis to shift to the capital city region.