New Andhra capital to cost over Rs 27,000 crore

An expert committee appointed for the new capital of Andhra Pradesh has suggested an estimated Rs 27,097 crore as the cost for building ‘Amravati’, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in the supportive document submitted alongwith the report, the expert committee appointed for the purpose of new capital of Andhra Pradesh had indicated Rs 10,519 crore for capital zone buildings, Rs 1,536 crore for capital zone infrastructure, Rs 5,861 crore for city infrastructure and Rs 9,181 crore for city infrastructure growth extension.

“Total amount indicated to this regard is Rs 27,097 crore. A fund of Rs 1,850 crore has been provided to the successor state of Andhra Pradesh for state capital and infrastructure facility during 2014-15 and 2015-16,” he said in reply to a written question.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for Amravati, near Vijayawada.