After six decades, the staff of the Raj Bhavan will live in high-end quarters replete with modern facilities.
Giving way to the dilapidated quarters are well-designed and attractive flats spread over 2.7 acres. The new residential quarter was inaugurated by Governor E.S.L Narasimhan in the presence of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali, and Home Minister N. Narasimha Reddy, among others.
The project, which provides housing for officers and staff of the Raj Bhavan, began 13 months ago. A total of 152 flats have been constructed with three variants of quarters — type-A, type-B, and type-C. To make the project eco-friendly, the premises has been designed with the green building concept, which includes green cover on 20% of the total area. The buildings, which have roof-top solar systems installed on the terrace, will be powered by solar energy.
Water harvesting pits
A number of rain water harvesting and bore recharging pits have been constructed for water conservation. The buildings also boast sufficient fire safety measures and adequate parking. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board has made provisions to supply treated water for gardening.
Apart from residential quarters, a school, community hall, and barracks for security staff are also being constructed, which are expected to be completed in two months.
The original Raj Bhavan quarters was constructed in 1956 with load bearing structures and lime concrete, which later became dilapidated and unusable. After the inauguration, the Governor and the Chief Minister inspected the new building and felicitated the officers involved in the project.