Hyderabad, Aug 10 (): Andhra Pradesh will set a world-class city as its capital in 5000 hectares. The city will be located in the Krishna- Guntur district.
As per the bifurcation, Andhra and Telangana will share Hyderabad as capital for ten years and then a new capital city will come up. The panel headed by Andhra’s urban development ministry has shortlisted 10 cities. Four of them are in India and six abroad.
Navi Mumbai, Gandhinagar, New Raipur and Chandigarh in India and Singapore, Jeddah/ Dubai, Islamabad, Brasilla (Brazil), Putrajaya (Malaysia) and Astana(Kazhakstan) are the role models.
The Andhra Pradesh panel which has experts from various fields and businessmen discussed 53 cities around the globe and shortlisted ten cities. The committee felt that Navi Mumbai and Putrajaya cities were excellent models of clustered development. Singapore was another favourite choice. The idea is to have a node for government offices, one for banks and another for urban housing.
By August 20, the committee report on the capital will be submitted. This week the panel will visit Nellore, Kadappa and Prakasam to identify the land. By September end, a sub-committee will visit the ten cities and meet the town planners to get details. GVK, GMR, Peepul Capital, Nuviz Seeds are the corporates who took part in the meeting with MLA and MP of Guntur.
Central and State-funded scheme to build airports in all 13 districts of Andhra got a boost as the authorities identified 576 acres of land at SS Puram which is nine kilometres from Srikakulam district headquarters and four kilometres from national highway. The entire land is with the government and so acquisition procedures need not be done. A feasibility report too has been prepared and submitted by Andhra government to Union aviation ministry.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh CM has sent a delegation of officials to Gujarat to study the state-wide water grid system and then seek their help to implement it.