Andhra Pradesh New Secretariat Has been Inaugurated Today By Honble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh ” NARA CHANDRA BABU NAIDU ” At Velagapudi .
New capital Amaravati has newly constructed legislative Assembly and legislative Council
At the pre-designated ‘muhurtham’ of 11:25 a.m., Naidu will inaugurate the building complex, constructed at the cost of over Rs 180 crore.
The building will be handed over to the Assembly officials by the AP Capital Region Development Authority on March 4.
Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, Minister for Finance and Legislative Affairs, who inspected the arrangement made for the inaugural function, said that police would take over the building on March 4. After that, only pass holders will be allowed to enter the premises.
The budget session of the AP Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council will commence from March 6.
The building, which houses both Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council, has two floors.
The seating capacity of the Legislative Assembly is 230 and that of the council is 90. Though the number of elected representatives to Assembly is 176, additional seats were arranged to accommodate future additions to the total number of seats are 231
It has different chambers for CM, Leader of Opposition, speaker, deputy speaker, whips and officials.
Another unique feature of the ultra modern Assembly hall is that it has no traditional mikes, instead has state-of-the art audio system.