VIJAYAWADA: International architects would be roped in for designing iconic buildings for Legislative Assembly and High Court in Amaravati.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, at a meeting of the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA), asked the officials to rope in Indian architects for designing buildings for Secretariat and Raj Bhavan.
The chief minister underscored the need to utilise every minute of the day in attending to work related to the construction of Amaravati. The Secretariat building should have all the offices at one place, including the Chief Minister’s and all other ministers.
He wanted the officials to note that the road leading to government buildings should be made naturally beautiful. “It should be a straight road without any curves,” he pointed out. As a hillock would come in the way, Naidu asked the officials to have a tunnel and a flyover over Kondaveeti Vagu.
The 16.5 km long road to the government building complex should look beautiful and should comply with international standards as it would be the first construction in Amaravati.
The chief minister also spent considerable part of his time on the project intended to prevent flooding of Kondaveeti Vagu. He wanted the officials to develop the project considering the volume of inflows into the stream for the last 120 years. “The Kondaveeti Vagu Flood Protection scheme should in fact enhance the beauty of the capital city,” he said.
The chief minister suggested that reservoirs be built on the Kondaveeti Vagu so that the water flows into it would meet the water requirements of the capital city. The officials told the chief minister that the Vagu’s capacity would be increased to 24,000 cusecs.
Minister P Narayana, who was present at the meeting, suggested to CM to take a decision within 10 days on the size of the plots to be given to farmers who have given their land under Land Pooling Scheme (LPS).