The NTR Trust Bhavan in Hyderabad has been the prominent identity of Telugu Desam Party in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh for 2 decades. Now, the NTR Trust Bhavan will change its identity as it is all set to turn into a women’s degree college. The proposal has been given a green signal by TDP’s national president Nara Chandrababu Naidu in a recent party meeting.
The NTR Trust Bhavan was first built under Babu’s tenure as Andhra Pradesh’s CM in 1996. The TDP party took nearly 7 acres of government land near Jubilee Hills Checkpost on lease for 100 years at a nominal monthly rent of Rs. 20,000.
The NTR Trust Bhavan has been the epicenter of the state and TDP political activities over the last two decades. Even though TDP suffered a major loss in Telangana in 2014, the party’s activities at NTR Bhavan were coordinated by Chandrababu from Vijayawada and often from Hyderabad for a while.
However, ever since Chandrababu moved to Amaravati and shifted his focus towards his governance in Andhra Pradesh and even Lokesh cutting down on his visits to the Trust, the maintenance of NTR Trust Bhavan in Hyderabad has gone haywire, leaving Chandrababu to turn it into a degree college for women.
Already, the NTR Trust Bhavan is being used for the NTR Blood Bank, NTR Model School’s Central Office and to prepare the study material for the students who are preparing for various competitive exams.
So the TDP’s think-tank has decided to shift all the party related activities to one building and utilize the remaining unused rooms in the twin buildings to set up a degree college. If everything goes as planned, the degree college will be ready for admissions starting from 2017 academic year.