VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) Commissioner Cherukuri Sreedhar said that the proposed Knowledge City in Amaravati was expected to generate employment to over 1.7 lakh people. The Knowledge City is one of the nine thematic cities proposed in the capital region.
In a national workshop organised in association with the Centre for Strategy and Leadership (CSL) in New Delhi on Friday, the Commissioner made a presentation on the features of the city.
Speaking on the occasion, Sreedhar said that the Knowledge City was designed with a vision to nurture talent and support innovations.
“We are developing a Knowledge City in Amaravati, which will be built for education, research and development, skill enhancement and start-ups. It will be spread over a sprawling 8,547 acres with an estimated population of 4.3 lakhs. The city is expected to generate employment for more than 1.7 lakh people,” he said.
The Resident Commissioner of AP in New Delhi, Praveen Prakash, the AP Economic Development Board’s Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Bhavna Saxena, and members from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) talked about the opportunities for setting up of schools, colleges and universities, skill development centres, research centres, and start-up incubation centres in the proposed city.
The APEDB official also underlined the State government’s seriousness in engaging with investors interested to invest in the proposed Knowledge City.