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Andhra Pradesh Seed Capital Area to Have to Top Class Infrastructure, Green Belt

Chandrababu Naidu

HYDERABAD: The proposed seat of administration in the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh would have a central business district, residential townships, water bodies, parks, gardens, recreational spaces and water front.

All these facilities and buildings have been proposed in the Master Plan for Seed Capital Area (SCA) submitted by Singapore to Andhra Pradesh Government.

The plan for SCA, which would be the seat of administration, envisages various zones, including a central business district, residential townships, institutions, parks, gardens, water bodies, recreational spaces and water front.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Naidu vowed to build a “world-class city”, yet a “people’s capital” for Andhra Pradesh, which is deprived of the capital of its own post-bifurcation of the State last year.

The capital city, coming up in the Vijayawada region in coastal Andhra, is named as ‘Amaravati’.

The Singapore Government, preparing the blueprint for AP’s capital city free of cost, has submitted the Master Plans for the Capital Region and Capital City earlier.

The “Bhumi Puja” for the capital city has already been performed and Mr Naidu has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the foundation laying ceremony of the city on October 22.

The Chief Minister said he is inviting the Prime Ministers of Singapore and Japan also for the ceremony.

The SCA Master Plan is for an area of 16.9 sq kms, on the northern portion of the Capital City. The Seed Capital would be developed in five phases, the Government said.

Amaravati is envisaged to be developed as ‘Smart, Green and Sustainable City’.

“In line of being developed as the People’s Capital of Andhra Pradesh, our aspiration is to create a vibrant, diverse, inclusive, and modern city which will be a symbol of pride for the people of Andhra Pradesh and India,” a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office quoted him as saying.

The six key factors taken into consideration for this Master Plan are “providing jobs and homes, world-class infrastructure, quality living, protecting identity and heritage and, resource management and environment,” it said.

The Seed Capital Area is planned for about three lakh residents.