The amaravati region (Capital Region) is spread over parts of Krishna and Guntur districts and covers a total area of approx.7,420 sq. km. The amaravati region comprises of 291 small villages, 9 medium towns, 1 large city & 1 metropolitan city. It has a total current population of approx. 5.8 million. The economy of the amaravati region is primarily driven by agricultural and services sectors (viz.trading, construction, hospitality). Some of the major crops grown in the region include paddy, jowar, cotton, chili, sugarcane, etc. The amaravati region is strategically located centrally to the 2 major urban agglomerations viz. Vijayawada and Guntur. Further, the region has a strong network of transport infrastructure via rail (Vijayawada and Guntur cities have major railway stations), roads (the NH-5 and the NH- 9 passes through the region), and a domestic airport near Vijayawada city (proposed international airport). Further, the amaravati region is located at a distance of approx. 27 km from the proposed sea port in Machilipatnam, which is expected to handle a cargo capacity of 17 million tones.
6 point amaravati region concept plan
1. A mega city and central planing area: will grow as twin cities in the future due to their close proximity. The diverse economy of the two cities will compliment each other and ultimately emerge as a Mega City.
2. Development of regional centers: Six existing Urban centres within a radius of 30-45kms from the Capital City are identified as second-tier commercial centres after the main central business district. These Regional Centres will decentralize the functions and services of the Capital City , helping to alleviate congestion there and to bring the workplace closer to peoples’ homes.
3. Development Corridors: Development corridors connect the Capital City and the Regional Centres. The development Corridors provide opportunity for linear developments with Special Use Developments such as clean industries, Infrastructure projects, logistics based activities are allowed along these corridors.
4. Better regional connectivity: A radial network with well spaced highways, Expressways and Transport Corridors cater to smooth city travel and fast connections within the Capital Region. The upcoming national Projects i.e. . Dedicated Freight Corridor along East Coast Economic Corridor, High Speed Rail and waterway 4 are integrated in the Regional Structure Plan.
5. Protected agriculture zones: In-order to protect the prime fertile lands and to build on the agro based economy of the region; certain zones are identified as protected agricultural zones. These zones only allow a limited range of other uses that will not facilitate urbanization.
6. Conservation of natural areas and heritage: The Region’s rich heritage and environmentally sensitive areas are earmarked as conservation areas.
6 goals to acheive amaravati region concept plan
1. Jobs & Homes for all: Promote high-value added agriculture and agro-based industries, Opportunities to upgrade skills, Knowledge based high-tech industries, Increase home ownership, Provide sufficient affordable housing to cater to the needful, Slum free city; Industrial, phasing, Favourable Policy framework.
2. World Class Infrastructure: State of art public transport, High percentage of modal, share using public transport, World class International Airport, Reserve transit corridors, Highly effi cient road network, National Waterway for trade, High Speed Railway, Easy transfer between different, modes of transport.
3. Quality Living: Flood control techniques, “Reduce, Recycle and Reuse”, Waste management and disposal systems, Smart grid, Renewable energy, Utilize flood management methods also for recreation, Green certification of projects, Awareness on efficient resource management.
4. Identity & Heritage: Network of parks and greens by integrating the village ponds, Access to park for every citizen within easy walking distance, Productive use of natural features on the site without damaging them, Waterfront along Krishna river for public use, Mandatory reserved Green, Reserve high value agriculture land, City sitting within the water and greens.
5. Efficient Resource Management: Public transit within walking distance, Neighbourhood center amenities, Universal access for all ages, Health care facilities at affordable costs, Live, Work, Learn and Play, Ease of commute within 30 minutes from origin to destination.
6. Clean & Green: Preserve historic and culturally important sites, Promote culture and heritage for locals and tourism, Establish a unique identity, Integrate the existing villages, Strategic locations to come together and organize cultural activities, Tourism circuit linking heritage features and new nodes.
6 regional centers in amaravati region
The Amaravati capital city together with Vijayawada and Mangalagiri will grow as Mega City, with Capital City and Vijayawada as twin Cities, contained within the Inner Ring Road. Each Planning area is identified with a key city that will function as a ‘Regional Centre’ with employment generation clusters.
These Regional Centres are connected to the Capital City through development corridors/economic growth corridors. The six Regional Centres are 1. Guntur, 2. Tenali, 3. Gudivada, 4. Nuzvid, 5. Nandigama, 6. Sattenapalle
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