Singapore's master plan for Andhra Pradesh sees it as a 'vibrant business hub'

‘A total of about 7 lakh jobs are expected to be created in various sectors’

Hyderabad: The master plan submitted today by the Singapore government for the ''Seed Capital Area (SCA) of Andhra Pradesh, which would be the seat of administration within the capital, envisages it as a vibrant business hub comprising residential townships, institutions, parks, water bodies and recreational facilities, among others.

"The SCA is planned for about three lakh residents... A total of about seven lakh jobs are expected to be created in various sectors including government jobs," a state government release said here.

Singapore minister S Iswaran submitted the plan to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at Rajahmundry. The new capital of Andhra Pradesh is coming up in the Vijayawada region, which has been named as Amaravati.

In line with the Capital City, the SCA is planned on transit-oriented development principles, the release said.

SEED master development plan

The master plan provides "a transport hierarchy" comprising an integrated network of metro rail network of about 12 kms, bus rapid transit of about 15 kms, downtown road of about 7 km, arterial roads and sub-arterial roads of about 26 kms and collector roads of about 53 kms, with varying broad right-of-ways, the release said.

There would be extensive walkways and "pedestrianisation interlinked with open and green promote walk-to-work environment and non-motorised transport".

The master plan also provides for waste management systems that would create a resourceful, safe and healthy city, the release added.

( Source : PTI )
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