Amaravati development works will be completed in 30 months: Minister P Narayana

Narayana said the state capital of Amaravati will be developed as one of the top five capital cities in the world.


Published Jun 16, 2024 | 6:37 PM Updated Jun 16, 2024 | 6:37 PM


Andhra Pradesh Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana on Sunday, 16 June, said that the Amaravati capital city development works will be completed in two-and-a-half years.

Narayana said the state capital of Amaravati will be developed as one of the top five capital cities in the world and that the plans devised in the past will be implemented to meet this target.

“In the coming two-and-a-half years’ time, we will complete the development works of state capital Amaravati,” Narayana said, speaking to reporters after assuming office at the state secretariat.

According to the minister, all development work initiated in the capital has involved the Singapore government, especially in designing the city in such a way that all districts will benefit financially.

He said that Singapore, China, Japan, Russia, Malaysia and other countries were visited to craft the best designs for Amaravati.

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Tenders called

Narayana said tenders worth ₹48,000 crore were called in the past to ensure that all amenities are made available in the majority of the area in the capital, and that bills of ₹9,000 crore were already paid.

He said these works included the construction of the residential quarters of bureaucrats, legislators and others, which were completed up to 90 percent.

After the land pooling notification was issued on 1 January, 2015 for Amaravati as the capital city, farmers handed over 34,000 acres of land to the government by 28 February, 2015, Narayana claimed.

However, the capital city development project was neglected by the previous YSRCP government, he said.

The minister said he will review the plans with officials from today, and in the next 15 days, some clarity would emerge on how to prioritise the capital city works.

He said that the capital development master plan devised in the past would be implemented, especially in three phases.

The first phase of city building development works would cost ₹48,000 crore, he said, and added that the second phase would focus on constructing metro rail infrastructure and setting up the mass public transport system.

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