Telangana chief minister designate K Chandrasekhar Rao will work from the peaceful environs of Kundanbagh in Begumpet. Quarter Nos 3 and 4 in Kundanbagh, where several IAS and IPS officers reside, will be the new CM’s camp office.
The government on Wednesday issued notices to State intelligence chief M Mahendar Reddy and IAS officer AK Parida, who have been residing in the 3 and 4 quarters respectively, to vacate the same immediately. They will be allotted new quarters.
KCR is against operating from the present CM’s camp office in Begumpet as it is considered to have ‘bad vaastu.’ The Intelligence Security Wing, which looks after the security of the CM and other VIPs, has got down to the task of tightening security in Kundanbagh. “All roads leading to Kundanbagh will be barricaded and CCTVs installed in and around the area,” sources told Express. Traffic will also be regulated or diverted accordingly. “There are two entry/exit points — one from BS Makhta and the other from Kundanbagh (Chinmaya Temple). Armed personnel will be posted at both these points and boom barriers will be in place. As it is, security is tight in the area as many IAS and IPS officers reside there. It will be further tightened,” the sources said. The present CM’s camp office in Begumpet was constructed during the regime of the late YSR. His successor K Rosaiah preferred to work from his Ameerpet residence. However, Kiran Reddy worked from the Begumpet office.
Courtesy: The New Indian Express