Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao is in news again! Be it his many bullet-proof Toyota Land Cruiser Prados or the luxury bus by Mercedes Benz worth Rs 5 crore, Rao is known to enjoy his Z+ security status when he travels. Adding to this list is a bulletproof bathroom. Yes! According to a TOI report, a bathroom in his palatial new home in Begumpet, which sprawls over one lakh square feet, has been fitted with bullet-proof glass (ventilators and windows). And two bedrooms, the CM’s and that of his son KTR, too have been fitted with the high-quality glass. All this has cost several lakh rupees.
These measures were based on recommendations of state intelligence officials. Rao is expected to move into his home on Thursday.There would be 50 security personnel keeping a tab on the office-cum-residence constantly, many of them armed, including members of the Intelligence Security Wing (ISW) which takes care of VIP security. Those who want to step inside, as per security norms, will not just be thoroughly frisked but will also need to surrender their phones, watches and other metal objects before proceeding.
“One cannot take chances with the CM’s security. While planning the security cover of VIPs in particular, it is important to negate every possible threat option. This house is going to be the official bungalow, therefore, the extra money spent on security will not go waste,” a senior Telangana police officer told TOI. The house has been constructed by Shapoorji Pallonji, the CM’s new home will also flaunt a “towering” compound wall to ensure nobody can peep inside.