In three months, the capital of Andhra Pradesh will start taking shape in Amaravati. Sreedhar Cherukuri, commissioner of Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) said they have created designs with nearly 55 percent of land allocated to water bodies while rest 45 percent will be used for the construction of buildings. The official, who returned from London on Saturday after meeting the architects, confirmed that construction of various buildings in the real core capital city will start in three months, reported the Indian Express.
According to Sreedhar, the architects will make a presentation of the final designs to construct Andhra’s capital next week after which they will immediately call for bids for construction. Also, architects Fosters and Partner will also submit their designs for the government complex within a few days, which will include secretariat and legislative assembly and council and high court. After which that will hit the ground running, he said.
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In a bid to construct the consortium for building one of the nine theme cities in Amaravati, the government has allocated 1,691 acres of land. The report added that the consortium will start work in phase one on constructing a tower with eight lakh square feet space for IT companies, startups and corporates. Meanwhile, construction of Amrita Medical University has started while foundation stone for Indo-UK Hospital will be laid next month in the health city. Moreover, APCRDA will sign a memorandum of understandings (MoU) with a consortium of Singapore government companies for construction of a financial city for which, Singapore minister I Easwaran is arriving in Amaravati on Monday with a 70-member entrepreneurs’ delegation.
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The state capital will also have an education city, for which Vellore Institute of Technology University and SRM University have started construction of their campuses. The enrolment of students will start from 2017-18 academic year. It will also house the National Institute of Design in 10 months, which started functioning at a separate facility, as it will shift to its campus to this place.
Sreedhar hoped that once constructed, the city will compete with other Indian cities and set a benchmark globally as a well-planned and sustainable city. He further said that by 2019, a population of 3.5 to 4 lakh will reside in Amaravati.