Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday (June 19) began to hand over the buildings in the Secretariat in Hyderabad to the Telangana government in line with a recent order by ESL Narasimhan, the governor of both the states.

The Andhra Pradesh government was allotted buildings in four blocks at the secretariat complex after bifurcation of the state in 2014, as Hyderabad was since made as a common capital for both the states for 10 years.

The governor of both the states ESL Narasimhan issued an order on re-allotting the buildings and bungalows under the Andhra Pradesh government's custody to Telangana.

In pursuance of the orders, the possession of  the  'K' block and North 'H' block of Andhra Pradesh secretariat at Hyderabad was handed over to administration department of the Telangana government, an official communique said.

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, on June 18, had said a new secretariat would be constructed after demolishing the existing structure.

KCR also said that the foundation stone for the new office complex would be laid on June 27.

Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy, after taking over the reins of the state, agreed to hand over the buildings under the control of the residuary state in the common capital to Telangana.