GUNTUR:The government, which is keen on shifting the entire administration to the new capital city of Amaravati, near here, from the joint capital of Hyderabad, has zeroed in on the Rain Tree Park Township here for securing its swanky villas and apartments for ministers and senior bureaucrats.
The Rain Tree Park Township comprises 116 villas and 964 flats - all sold to private individuals (customers). With the help of the Rain Tree Park Service Organisation, which manages the township, the government has so far secured the consent of the owners of 50 villas and 350 flats for renting them out to its ministers and senior bureaucrats.
While the government requires 100 villas and 500 flats, the Rain Tree Park Service Organisation has been able to secure the consent of the owners of only 50 villas and 350 flats for renting them out. It is yet to be seen whether the government will be able to secure the required number of villas and flats in the township.
“We have sold all the villas and flats to individual private customers and now we our role is limited to mediation between the villa / flat owners and the government”, said K Srinivasa Rao, a representative of Rain Tree Park Service Organisation.
“The government will have to take the villas and flats from the willing owners and pay the negotiated rents directly to them. So far we have handed over 26 (of the 50) villas and 280 (of the 350) flats to the government after completing the interior designing works and are in the process of handing over the remaining villas and buildings by November first week”, he added.
Social Welfare and Tribal Welfare Minister Ravela Kishore Babu, who himself had negotiated the ‘takeover’ of a over-5000-sq ft villa with its owner, checked into the same on Saturday. Henceforth, he will use it as his camp office.
Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu and Civil Supplies Minister Paritala Sunita are also expected to check into their camp offices in the same township soon.