Employees and officials working in the Raj Bhavan, the official residence of Governor ESL Narasimhan, can henceforth live in modern quarters with state-of-the-art facilities.
The housing complex was built along the lines of a green building and the building gets its power supply through a roof-top solar system. The quarters were opened for the staff of Raj Bhavan, here on Sunday.
Governor Narasimhan inaugurated the newly constructed residential quarters for officers and staff members of Raj Bhavan here at a pre-decided auspicious time, amidst a ceremony conducted by Veda Pundits, in the presence of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
As the original Raj Bhavan quarters constructed in 1956 with load bearing structures and lime concrete had dilapidated, the CM Rao had ordered the construction of these new quarters in 2016. The construction of these quarters was completed in 13 months.
A total of 152 flats have been constructed in an area of 2.70 acres for officers and staff members of Raj Bhavan with A-Type, B-Type and C-Type quarters.
Over 20 per cent of the premises of the project account for green cover. Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewarage Board (HMWSSB) has made provision for supply of treated water for gardening.
Apart from residential quarters, a school building, community hall and barracks for security staff are also being constructed in the Raj Bhavan premises, which are expected to be completed in the next two months.
Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali, Home Minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy, R&B Minister Thummala Nageswara Rao, Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu Ram Mohan and others were present at the inaugural function.