TULLUR (GUNTUR DIST): Construction of the new capital for Andhra Pradesh will happen in Tullur and there is no turning back, chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said while stating that he will move forward to develop the region with a bullet speed and none can stop it.
Participating in TDP’s 34th Formation Day celebrations in Tullur on Sunday, the chief minister said they had several plans in line for development of the region, which would increase the value of lands. “We shall ensure world-class infrastructure here and will have leading industry houses in the world investing here. For it to happen, we shall do worldwide marketing. Many people hailing from the region had gone to US and other countries and now they will return here to work and contribute,’’ he said.
Referring to his travel in metro train during his recent visit to Delhi, he said such trains would run in the capital region. World-class expertise would be used to make them the best. “I have celebrated New Year, Ugadi and now my party’s formation day here.
In the coming years to host such programmes, world-class convention centres and playgrounds will be in place. In one year, there will be changes and you will see them,” he said.
Stating that the core master plan for the capital city would be readied by June and he was leaving for Singapore to discuss the plan and make suggestions before finalising it, the chief minister said apart from the core capital, he had plans for integrated development of Vijayawada, Guntur, Tenali, Mangalagiri, which would be developed as modern cities and connected with better road infrastructure. “We have plans to develop towns like Nuzvid, Gudivada, Sattenapalle and others too and connect them with the capital city. There are some problems which I am sure will be overcome with the Centre’s help,” he said.
Reiterating his vision of seeing the state as the best place in the world by 2050 and as numero uno in the country by 2029, Chandrababu Naidu hinted at the administrative reforms and adopting the technology for the purpose.
“Today, Hyderabad is well-developed and the chief minister of Telangana should not forget that such a status was achieved due to the erstwhile TDP government,’’ he said.
The chief minister said he had a vision for seeing Andhra Pradesh as a smart state in 10 years, which would be a model state for others to follow. “It can be only achieved with your cooperation,” he told party activists and reminded them that it was their duty to create confidence in the people and ensure smooth process in development of Tullur setting new bench marks.
On the occasion, he reiterated how TDP government had kept its promises of loan waiver to farmers and SHGs and how TDP had championed the cause of people since the day, NT Rama Rao had founded the party 33 years ago. He attributed success of the party in unwavering support of the people.
“To mark the occasion, we have initiated the first step towards river integration. Polavaram, now a national project will take 4 years time. The Union government had initially allocated ` 100 crore but later released `250 crore to clear the bills for work done till date. We have decided to take up another project to integrate the rivers, which will benefit the drought-prone Rayalaseema region at the earliest.
Today, I laid the foundation-stone for Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme. It will be completed in one year,” he said while brushing aside apprehensions over the project.
Claiming that TDP had initiated the welfare schemes and reforms in administration and proved the mettle and power of regional parties, Chandrababu Naidu said he was the only one following in the steps of party founder NT Rama Rao.
Chandrababu Naidu hoisted the party flag, cut the cake and honoured 26 senior activists of party (2 from each district) for their contribution to the party on the occasion.