The CMO itself is “leaking” information on building an ultra-modern integrated Secretariat complex. The official doubt is that claims of the government on the grounds that the Erragadda lands shift to Begumpet airport area and there will be no question of the centre giving approval to 10 floors building. The existing Secretariat is more than enough for the TS Govt with the AP Govt planning to shift all its departments to Vijayawada, all these blocks will become vacant.
A revenue official said “UoH was allotted 2,566 acre in Gachibowli in 1975. But it has lost 781 acre so far with the government allotting land to various institutions. The TS government is looking to take over another 50-60 acre. It is believed that it is for the Parade Ground.”
Officials have also surveyed lands near the Shamshabad airport in Mamidipally village for the Parade Ground. Speculations are abundant that the state aims to auction these prime lands to private parties to implement its various poll promises and that Parade Ground is only an excuse.