The final design of Amaravati administrative city will be finalized by February 22 and it would be submitted to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on the same day by Master Architects of London — Norman Foster.
The Chief Minister conducted a review meeting on Amaravati development from the Secretariat and interacted with master architects Norman Fosters on Wednesday. He said Amaravati should reflect the cultural glory of India and particularly Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Minister has entrusted the responsibility to Dr Parakala Prabhakar (Advisor Communications) to bring all people concerned together in shaping Amaravati as a world class capital city. He said the advices of historians, architects, art directors from film industry, officials, renowned writers, archaeological experts should be taken into consideration to build the capital city.
Chandrababu also suggested to Dr Prabhakar that research should be done on the diverse and affluent culture and traditions of Andhra Pradesh and that those factors should be reflected in the construction of the capital. During the video conference on Thursday, the Chief Minister said the designs should be innovative and buildings should be world class. He called for effective coordination from project consultants and officials.
The officials briefed the Chief Minister on the vision laid out for Amaravati, the progress it has made after 24 months and targets set for the coming 12 months and for the year 2018. The officials informed the Chief Minister that the universities such as VIT, SRM and Amruta will come up in Amaravati. Besides a five star hotel, one four-star hotel, four three-star hotels will come up in Amaravati with an investment of Rs 250 crore. Six national and international universities will also come up in the State. Two world class hospitals will also come up in Amaravati with a total investment of Rs 4,000 crore.
Besides, the officials said a convention center will be built to accommodate 10,000 people. Plot allotment to farmers will be completed this year, they added. They also said an MoU would be signed with NHAI on February 28 for the construction of outer ring road. The Chief Minister made it clear that a sports city should be developed in Amaravati by 2019 to organize national games. The officials said that an international organization came forward to set up Sports management school. The said plans were formulated to develop a Shilparamam, museum and library in capital city. (NSS)