Culture and heritage appears on capital buildings
The Hon’ble CM has conducted a meeting on construction plans of permanent Secretariat and other buildings in capital amaravati with the three Architect companies through video conference. Rizard Rojers of London, Maaki of Tokyo and B.V.Joshi of Ahmedabad have participated in the conference. The Hon’ble CM has told them that the buildings in 900 acres should be most attractive and Telugu culture and heritage should be visible in the High Court, Legislative Assembly and Secretariat buildings. It is proposed to build them in such a way that the entire area can be travelled on foot without using any motor vehicle. The Architects will submit their reports shortly.
Additional floors on temporary Secretariat
Temporary Secretariat is being constructed at Velagapudi of Thulluru Mandal, amaravati city. The Government think to accommodate the Commissionerates and Directorates also in the same building complex. Rented buildings are not available in Vijayawada and Guntur to accommodate those offices. Therefore, it is proposed to construct additional floors on the proposed G+1 buildings. It appears that the construction of helipad in CM’s office building is dropped. It is not known whether the present contractors would be entrusted with the work of construction of the additional floors.
Ryots opinion considered in final Master Plan
The CRDA has released the final Master Plan for the capital Amaravati. The objections of the ryots have been taken into consideration and certain changes have been incorporated in the Master Plan. Roads proposed through village sites have been diverted suitably. The houses that would be affected have come down from 3600 to 360. Sri Narayana, Hon’ble Minister has released the Plan. Compensation for the houses that would be affected will be determined in a week. It is clarified that all activities will also be permitted in the Agriculture Protection Zone of Amaravati Region.
TTD constructions in capital Amaravati
The Thirumala Thirupathi Devasthanams (TTD) has proposed to develop the Krishna River bund area of the capital Amaravati at an estimated cost of Rs. 400 crores. The TTD is searching for suitable places there on the southern side of the River. The proposed development enhances the spiritual atmosphere of the area.
ORR in 4 phases
The 210 km long Outer Ring Road (ORR) around the capital Amaravati will be constructed in four phases. It is envisaged to complete it by 2026. The alignment of the ORR will be finalized by June this year by the NHAI. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 20,200 crores. An extent of Hec. 3,150 is required for the purpose. The cost of acquisition of the land Rs. 4,000 crores will be borne by the AP Government. Visakhapatnam-Chennai High way traffic will be diverted through this road. The road will be 150 m (500 ft) wide and 8-laned. Two big bridges towards south-west of Vijayawada are proposed in the Krishna River. Rail Over Bridges over Sattenapalli-Guntur, Ponnuru-Tenali, Narasaraopeta-Guntur, Khammam-Vijayawada, Vijayawada-Gudivada, Vijayawada-Gannavaram, Tenali-Bhattiprolu railway lines will also be built.
Buildings inside flood bank shown as in village sites
The flood bank of Krishna River is shifted at two places towards the River in the Master Plan of the capital of the capital Amaravati. Certain buildings of prominent persons and certain guest houses are shown as existing in village sites in the final Master Plan. The flood bank near the guest house (half a km away Prakasam Barrage), where the Hon’ble CM is accommodated is thus shifted 100-200 meters in towards the River for a length of about 2 kms. The flood bank in Tallayapalem and Lingayapalem is also shifted in a similar way. All these areas were not shown as such in draft Master Plan.