NTR Trust Bhavan, the that remained the epicentre of Telugu Desam Party’s activities for over two decades in Hyderabad’s Banjara Hills, would soon lose its headquarters status. Party supremo and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has asked a majority of staff to leave the building by April 22 as it shifts its base to Guntur, closer to the upcoming capital city of Amaravati.
While the Guntur office will become active from April 24, the party would move to Amaravati once the new building there is complete. The decision to draw curtains over the Hyderabad headquarters was taken after Naidu moved to Amaravati and has plans to move the Secretariat and Assembly from here by June.
The NTR Bhavan would, however, continue to house the Trust and small number of Telangana TDP functionaries. “All the 120 member staff except 30 employees belonging to Telangana will have to relocate to Guntur or Vijayawada. The Central office in Guntur will be inaugurated by 24 or 29 April,” a NTR Trust staffer said.