The new secretariat building of the Telangana government is yet to be inaugurated, and is set to be inaugurated on February 17th by Chief Minister KCR, on the occasion of his birthday. As the construction of the new building is currently going on, the ground floor, first and second floors were caught on fire during the early hours of Friday, at around 2:30 AM.
The fire took 11 fire engines to be extinguished. The fire is said to have been because of a short circuit, which would have started from the air conditioning wiring duct and spread to the scrap material lying on the ground floor. Complete details of the fire are yet to come out, with the cause of the fire currently being investigated. The secretariat building is being constructed on the banks of the Hussain Sagar lake at a cost of Rs. 650 Crores.
The new secretariat complex has been named after Dr. BR Ambedkar, the father of the Indian constitution. The new building is expected to be inaugurated between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM on February 17th. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and ADMK President MK Stalin, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, JD(U) national president Lalan Singh as representative of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Dr B. R Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar and other dignitaries will attend the inaugural event.