Final Master Plan for Andhra Capital City Brings Smiles to All

Published: 23rd February 2016 06:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2016 06:53 AM   |  A+A-


VIJAYAWADA: The final Master Plan for Amaravati notified on February 22 has come as a relief to scores of people in the capital city villages, who were worried about losing the houses and had been vehemently opposing it. Instead of 3,600 houses, now some 300 and odd houses will be lost as per the final Master Plan.

Municipal Administration minister P Narayana said the realignment of the roads have addressed a major problem and cleared the way for the construction of the capital city with no further delay.

“Ninety nine percent of the objections raised during the awareness meetings held in the villages in the last one month were about the houses. After considering the objections and consulting with experts, the proposed roads were realigned,” he explained.

Further, allocation of residential and commercial plots would be given within the respective villages as promised. This too has been one of the objections raised by the villagers during the awareness programme on draft master plan for the capital city Amaravati.

Chinese infrastructure company - The Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC) has already been made infrastructure consultant for the capital city and it will start giving designs from April till July pertaining to various infrastructure facilities like drinking water, roads, sewage system, street lights, storm water drains and etc.

“As and when they submit the designs, tenders will be called for and works allocated after finalizing bids. As regard to finalising the architecture consultants, after a competition on March 15, where the designs presented will be judged by an international jury, the winners will be roped in as consultants. With inputs from the government, they will design Assembly, Secretariat and High Court buildings in the core capital area,” Narayana explained.

He clarified that for minor changes at Uddanda Rayini Palem village, there is no change in the alignment of Krishna flood bank road (Krishna Karrakatta Road). In regard to waterways, he said taking the areas that are generally flooded during the rainy season along Kondaveeti Vagu and Pala Vagu, they have taken the contours into consideration and constructing the reservoirs at Krishnayapalem and Neerukonda like Tank Bund in Hyderabad, preventing any possibility of flooding.

In regard to left over 1,200 acres, he said government was willing to take them through land pooling scheme. “We can’t just change everything for one or two acres. They will be acquired as per the law. Guntur district administration had already taken up the prerequisite surveys and other issues that have to be done before notification of land acquisition. We are hopeful, owners of those lands understand the situation and benefit of the land pooling scheme,” he said.

Minister said there is difference between master plan and perspective plan, while the former is permanent, the latter is fluid, as it is meant for next 50 to 100 years development.

Amaravati Drive

  • Realignment of the roads have addressed a major problem
  • Allocation of residential and commercial plots would be given within the respective villages as promised
  • Chinese infrastructure company GIIC, consultant for capital city
  • Minor changes at Uddanda Rayini Palem village
  • No change in the alignment of Krishna flood bank road
  • Constructing reservoirs at Krishnayapalem and Neerukonda like Tank Bund in Hyderabad, to prevent flooding
  • Agriculture zone completely different from green zone
  • No green zone in the capital region, as of now
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