Chief Minister of andhra pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu was reviewing the progress of Andhra Pradesh’s new capital city Amaravati project earlier this week.
when he asked his officers to explore whether Amaravati could have only plug points and no fuel stations. He asked them to consult experts on whether this could be a city only for electrical cars and not for conventional vehicles.
Among the innovative features on the drawing board are navigation canals around the city and connecting an island in the river Krishna.
Amaravati, being built on a 217 sq km open field in Guntur district, is being designed to have 51% of green spaces and 10% of water bodies, with a plan to house some of the most iconic buildings. The city is being modelled on Singapore, with the masterplan being prepared by two Singapore government appointed consultants.
Other international consultants and architects will then be roped in to give it an international flavour.
Chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has directed the officials the officials to gear up for the execution of the capital project, especially the establishment of nine themed cities, at the earliest so that IT and other companies can begin operations.
Singapore-based Ascendas-Singbridge and Sembcorp Development had formed the consortium for the capital construction.
The new capital city’s infrastructure will be developed in 7-8 years in phases, at an estimated cost of Rs 33,000 crore.