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सेमिनार: अंग्रेज़ी सीखने का अवसर (23 सितंबर: दोपहर 3 बजे)
Foundation Stone for New AP Capital City
Oct 27, 2015

On the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dashmi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the programme to lay the foundation stone of Amaravati. Amaravati is the proposed capital city of Andhra Pradesh. It is a rebirth of sorts for Amaravati, an ancient city on the banks of the Krishna river in Guntur district. Historically, Amaravati was the capital of Satavahanas, the first great Andhra kings who ruled from 230 BC to 220 BC after the downfall of the Mauryan Empire.

Key Features

  • The planned riverfront capital is located on the southern banks of the River Krishna. The new city will cover a site of approximately 217.23 sq. km., within the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region.

  • Singapore has prepared three master plans for Amaravati and is ready to partner in its development,

  • Japan has also come forward to contribute with its experience and technology.

  • Andhra Pradesh Government is looking forward to build Amaravati as country’s first Greenfield Smart City, an economic and business hub, an energy efficient and sustainable city.

  • According to the Amaravati master plan for the Seed Capital Area (SCA), the core city will be spread over 16.9 square km.

  • Amaravati will comprise nine cities–Knowledge City, Financial City, Health City, Tourism City, Government City, Sports City, Electronics City, Justice City and Education City.

  • The capital city has been planned for about 300,000 residents. 

  • Its first phase is expected to be completed by 2018.

  • Amaravati will provide a transport hierarchy that comprises of an integrated network of Metro rail of about 12 kms, bus rapid transit of about 15 kms, downtown road of about 7 km, arterial roads and sub-arterial roads of about 26 kms and collector roads of about 53 kms, with varying rights-of-way.

  • Special emphasis has been laid on development of extensive walkways and pedestrianisation, interlinked with open and green spaces with a blue and green network of more than 25 kms to promote walk-to-work environment and non-motorised transport.

  • Andhra Pradesh Government has invited companies from Singapore, Japan, China and other countries to participate in the development of Amaravati as the state capital, which needs over $2 billion spend.


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