CM expresses anguish over forces trying to scuttle projects in Capital City

CM expresses anguish over forces trying to scuttle projects in Capital City

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Amaravati:Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, referring to some people sending anonymous petitions to the World Bank, expressed anguish by stating that some vicious forces are trying to scuttle the capital city projects and directed the officials concerned to dealt firmly with them Speaking at a review meeting with officials through video conference here today, the Chief Minister referring to the recent anonymous petitions sent to the World Bank, directed the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) officials to dealt firmly with such forces through legal means. “Make ready a comprehensive action plan with measures to be initiated legally against the people, who are working against the capital city. We shall not spare such forces,” he said and directed the CRDA officials to ready the legal road map by next round of high-level meeting on the capital city. Mr Naidu made it clear that there is no question of tolerating the vicious forces that are targetting the capital city construction plans. The Chief Minister expressed his serious displeasure at the way certain forces are creating hurdles to Amaravati. “They have been trying to derail Amaravati for long. We should not allow such people to succeed. “If anyone has any rivalry they can fight it out with me. Why should they target the farmers of capital city?” he said. Mr Naidu informed that the opposition leaders sent letters to the World Bank with a sole aim to stall the promised funding to the capital city projects to the tune of around US $715 million of which the World Bank lending is proposed to be US $300 million through an IBRD investment project. The Chief Minister explained that the World Bank clearly stated that about 150 farmers participated in their survey while 1,27,505 farmers gave up their land for the capital city project. He said that this clearly shows the faith kept by the farmers in the government. He said that they filed petitions before the National Green Tribunal, Supreme Court and High Courts only with a view to derail the works of capital city. He observed that entire administration should work in tandem to make such forces fail because they are working against the peoples’ interests. Expressing happiness over famed educational institutions like SRM and VIT launching classes soon in Amaravati within short span of allocating the land, he wanted to replicate the same with other prestigious projects lined up for capital city. Municipal Administration minister Dr P Narayana, CMO special Chief Secretary Satish Chandra, Amaravati Development Corporation (ADC) Chairperson Lakshmi Pardhasarathi, Infrastructure and Investment Principal Secretary Ajay Jain and CRDA Commissioner Ch. Sridhar were present in the meeting.

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