Amaravati, first city to come up on land pooling concept: Chandrababu Naidu

Amaravati, first city to come up on land pooling concept: Chandrababu Naidu


Amaravati: For the first time in India, Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, will be built on a 'land pooling concept,' Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu said here today. 'For the construction of the city, farmers of the nearby villages voluntarily offered their land,' Mr Naidu told. Calling Amaravati as the 'People's Capital,' he said the construction of the city was going on peacefully as there was no agitation by any ryot for their land. He also thanked the peasants for showing confidence in his government and opted for overall development of the state. He said the work for developing infrastructure was going on at a war footing and the state Assembly building complex was an example in this regard. The Andhra Pradesh Assembly building, with a seating capacity for 231 members, was completed in just 192 days. With best practices of the world including sustainability and eco-friendly, Mr Naidu said he was confident of making Amaravati "a world-class city and the number one capital in India". Amaravati is a prestigious project of the country, which will become an economic city, the CM said. Talking about the green features of the upcoming city, Mr Naidu said the clean and green energy would be used in a big way and 30 per cent has been kept for parks and open spaces. The Central government had already released Rs 2,500 crore for the construction of the new capital after the state was bifurcated and another Rs 1000 crore had also been sanctioned, he said. Mr Naidu said the city also has special features like the Blue Plan and the Green Plan. The estimate cost of these plans are Rs 2000 crore and the master plan was ready. He informed. Arcadis – a Netherlands-based company, along with Tata Engineers, would be helping for the Blue plan, while H C Patel, in association with the GIIC, would be assisting for the Green plan.

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