Exactly one year back, Andhra Pradesh started new phase of journey.
On June 2nd 2014, erstwhile United Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated into Telangana State [TS] and Andhra Pradesh [AP].
So Tomorrow, June 2nd 2015 will be first anniversay of Navya(New) Andhra Pradesh. In this one year, lot of water has flown in Krishna. Andhra Pradesh has come a long way, starting with budget deficit problem.
On May 25th 2015, exactly one week before we started “Ujwalandhra“, Government of Andhra Pradesh unveiled the master plan for the state’s new capital city, “Amravathi”.
Reports from various media houses on ‘Amaravathi, Capital city of Andhra Pradesh’:
Beside the Krishna river, the master plan preserves much of the existing greenery and waterways, while introducing new parks, gardens and recreational facilities including a cricket stadium. Amaravati will possess a distinctive river front with lush open spaces for its citizens to enjoy.
While the capital would be spread over 7,420 sq.km, the central planning area will be located in 854 sq.km and capital city in 217 sq.km.
“It is a ‘green’ plan, because of its emphasis on public transportation and not merely private transportation. It is green because it has considered forms of alternative transportation like cycling and other connectivity elements. It will set a new benchmark not just by Indian standards but by international standards,” Iswaran said at a joint press conference with Naidu.
“The second point I would make is, it’s also a ‘blue’ plan. It’s a blue plan because you are blessed with very rich water resources and the idea is to take advantage of that in order to enhance amenities,” he said.
Here is the original communication by Government of AP.
Excerpts from Amravati Master Plan
The capital city will rise on the banks of the Krishna River, between the existing cities of Vijayawada and Guntur. Named after an ancient Buddhist city, Amravati will be the seat of the Andhra Pradesh government. It will also be a city where Andhra citizens and people from all over the world can live, work and play.
The five key features* of the Amaravathi Master Plan are: i) growing a vibrant economy; ii) creating a liveable Indian city; iii) enhancing connectivity and active mobility; iv) ensuring sustainability; and v) the People’s Capital.
(*More details on the key features of Amaravathi soon).
Stay Tuned, for a brighter future for Andhra Pradesh.