AP gets its new Legislature Building

The budget session beginning on March 6 would be the first legislature session in the new capital.

AP gets its new Legislature Building



Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday inaugurated the Andhra Pradesh legislature building in Velagapudi.

The building housing the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council has come up in a record time of 192 days, officials said.

It has been constructed close to the temporary secretariat at Velagapudi village in the new state capital.

The budget session beginning on March 6 would be the first legislature session in the new capital.

Recollecting his 39 years of political career in Hyderabad, Naidu said though it was annoying, he shifted to the capital to speed up the development and completed the assembly building in a record time.

He thanked the farmers who offered 32,000 acres of land for the capital's development. He reiterated his commitment to develop Amaravati as a global city.

He said 9 cities and 27 townships would be developed on international standards in the blue and green city.

Congratulating the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) officials for completing the construction of the transit secretariat and assembly complex in record time, he said a walk-to-work culture would be promoted in the capital.

Naidu noted that despite a deficit budget the state achieved first place in several sectors and won appreciation from all.

Stating that the state suffered a loss with the unjustified bifurcation, he exuded confidence that Andhra Pradesh will continue its march on the path of development.

Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasad Rao said the legislative bodies play a key role in fulfilling the wishes of the people.