Hyderabad: Amid the new-found bonhomie between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Governor ESL Narasimhan has ordered reallocation of all government buildings in Telangana that were earmarked for Andhra Pradesh at the time of its bifurcation in 2014, to the former.

Since the Andhra Pradesh government is functioning from its capital Amaravati, the official buildings allocated to it were lying vacant, an official release said on Sunday (June 2).

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governor Narasimhan issued orders reallocating the buildings to the newly carved out state following the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 following the consent given by the chief ministers of the two neighbouring states, it said.

At the time of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, government buildings in Hyderabad were allocated equally to the two state governments.

However, the Andhra Pradesh government was paying electricity bills and other maintenance costs of the buildings though their government was not utilising them.

The order was issued as per Section 8 of the APRA, 2014, after the two chief ministers, YS Jaganmohan Reddy and K Chandrasekhar Rao, consented to the reallocation of the buildings.

Hyderabad remains the common capital of AP and Telangana till June 1, 2024, as per the APRA, 2014.

The release said most of the buildings were in a "dilapidated condition" since they were not utilised.

Two buildings, one for the police and another for other department offices, would be earmarked in Hyderabad for use by the Andhra Pradesh government, it added.

Welcoming the Governor's orders, Telangana chief minister Chandrasekhar Rao termed it as an "auspicious sign".

"It is a welcome and auspicious sign that both the state governments have decided to move forward with mutual goodwill and fraternity with people's welfare in mind and development of both the states as the main aim," he said.