AIIMS Foundation Laying Ceremony
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri N Chandrababu Naidu had laid foundation stone for AIIMS at Mangalagiri today. The occasion was graced by several Union Ministers, including J.P Nadda, Venkaiah Naidu, Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Y.S Chowdary. The official foundation stone ceremony proceeded for AIIMS at the Mangalagiri of Guntur district.
This 960-bed facility is presently coming up on 200 acres at the cost of Rs.1,620 crore. The project that has been slated to be completed in two to three years, AIIMS will also make 100 medical seats available for aspiring medical students. The premier institute will be developed exhaustively to provide comprehensive facilities into teaching, research and patient care. AIIMS will conduct progressive teaching programs in medical and para-medical courses, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and will award its own degrees to the alumni.
Final Master Plan for capital Amaravati
Singapore consultancies have prepared the final Master plan for the capital Amaravati. The Government may make the said plan open for all soon, duly incorporating necessary inclusions and exclusions necessary, if any. Plots will then be distributed in January, 2016 to the ryots who have surrendered their lands to the Government. The CRDA will release a notification on distribution of plots inviting objections. The Government want to take up constructions in the capital only after handing the plots over to the ryots. The Seed capital is proposed to be built in 217 square kilometres. In another 144 square kms, town planning regulations will be implemented making a total area of 361 square kms. This is expected to increase by another 30 square kms and become 391 square kms in the long run. Connecting the capital to other areas is also the primary concern of the Government. NH 5 and NH 9 will be used extensively for the purpose. Inner Ring Road (IRR) on the western and southern sides of the Seed capital is also planned. As Vijayawada Railway junction is expected to be over-crowded with trains and passengers. Therefore, Mangalagiri Railway station is likely to be developed to cater the needs.
Accommodations for Government State-level Offices at Vijayawada/ Guntur
Efforts to shift State-level offices from Hyderabad to Vijayawada/ Guntur are hastened up. Already certain buildings have been identified and a report is submitted to the State Government. Another set of buildings have also been proposed. Offices of Agriculture, Marketing and Municipal Administration departments will be accommodated at Guntur. Certain wings of the Municipal Administration department have already been accommodated in a rented building in Guntur. Important Planning wing of the M.A. department will be located soon in Guntur. Agriculture and Marketing departments will be accommodated in ‘Mirchi’ yard, Guntur. The AP Live stock Development Agency will be in Office of the Animal Husbandry department at Kothapeta, Guntur. The Head office of the AH department will be shifted to Office of the AH department, Labbipeta, Bandar road, Vijayawada and internal modifications for the said building have been taken up. Offices of the Ministers for Civil Supplies and Social Welfare will come to IJM villas, opposite AN University, on the way from Vijayawada to Guntur.
Eighteen buildings with 2,50,825 square feet carpet area in areas, namely, Andhra Hospital, Sapthagiri college, Sitharampuram, Vijaya talkies, Durgapuram, Saibaba temple, Health university, Ayush hospital, Currency nagar, Patamata, Ashoknagar, Velagapudi, Cold storage godown, Nidamanuru, Poranki, Kedareswara peta, Payikapuram, Gollapudi, Ibrahimpatnam and Kondapalli in and around Vijayawada have been identified and proposed for accommodating the other State-level offices.
Rail transport to Capital Amaravati
Transport and connecting systems are the two essentials for rapid growth of a region. The CRDA is taking effective steps to develop transport facilities in the capital Amaravati of the new State of Andhra Pradesh. It is thinking to achieve a lot of benefits by constructing a railway line from Bandar port to the capital Amaravati before the construction works of the capital are started. There is already a railway line between Vijayawada and Guntur. The authorities want to bring connectivity to the capital Amaravati from a point on this railway line after crossing Prakasam Barrage. Connecting the capital to Bandar port (Machilipatnam) proves a transport system better than that connecting it to Krishnapatnam port. The transport system in this route runs the foreign exports and imports smoothly. The existing branch railway line between Vijayawada and Machilipatnam is being taken up for doubling in view of the construction of port at Bandar (Machilipatnam.) Improving the transport system ensures decrease in the prices considerably and thereby the endeavor of the Government to provide all facilities to the middle class people that would reside in the Amaravati region could be achieved.
Pollution free capital Amaravati
The CRDA Officers have visited countries like Asthana, Astria and Chaina and observed how the Governments there have been taking steps to prevent pollution. They want to obtain 0% pollution in the capital Amaravati. This is going to be included in the Master plan for the capital. Amaravati city is proposed to be an ideal one for the towns which have become concrete jungles. The CRDA has proposed to build the capital city (217 sq. kms.) as a green mirror. One Divisional Forest Officer cadre officer has been appointed by the State Government for the purpose. Trees, plants and grass will be grown all around canals, roads and buildings covering the entire earth in the capital area. Hotness would be reduced and the existence of pollution would not arise. Firm actions were found to be taken while constructing the cities like Vienna, Astria, etc.
Several types of crops were grown in the area comprised in the present capital. Agriculture has been wiped out from the area as a consequence of taking over the lands for the capital. Now it is proposed to grow greenery in the premises of the proposed buildings, roads, railway lines, LRTS, MRTS, BRTS, Express ways, drains etcetera in the capital area. Tourist spots will be developed all along Kondaveeti vagu in the region.