GUNTUR: The administrative segment of Amaravati, AP’s new capital, will be located in the historical Rayapudi village on the banks of river Krishna according to the development plan drawn up by the AP Capital Region Development Authority.
The administrative city, one of the nine proposed Navaratnas, would include the Raj Bhavan, Assembly and Secretariat among others.
The justice city would come up at Nelapadu and Ananthavaram would be the spiritual city, as per the plan. Officials have proposed Sakhamuru as the knowledge city and Uddandarayunipalem, where the foundation stone was laid for Amaravati, as the financial city.
Abbarajupalem has been allocated the sports city, Ainavolu education and Bethapudi has been earmarked for the electronics city. The health city will come up at Krishnayapalem and Undavalli will form the tourist city.
Nelapadu was the first village to offer land voluntarily to Amaravati. Woman farmer K. Adilakshmi offered her farmland to APCRDA under the land pooling scheme, and the other farmers followed suit later.
The High Court, offices of the Lokayukta and the tribunals, the Law University and law institutions would come up in the justice city in Nelapadu.
The seat of the administration at Rayapudi would have, apart from the Raj Bhavan, Assembly and Secretariat, the commissionerates, offices of the Central and state governments including public enterprises, government quarters and government guest houses among others.
Rayapudi farmers had first protested against the LPS but most farmers later pooled their lands. Mr Sk. Vali and Mr M. Ramana of Rayapudi welcomed the location of the administrative city in their village but demanded that they must not be relocated.
The electronics city at Bethapudi would house manufacturers of audio/ video appliances, solar equipment, semi conductors, sensors, home appliances, auxiliary and other electronic units.
International schools, business schools, technology training institutes, basic research and development units, national/ international universities and vocational colleges have been proposed for Ainavolu, which, according to the CRDA’s plans, would become the educational hub of the state.
IT, aerospace research, biotech, technology incubators, research and development and medical research centres have been proposed at the knowledge city at Sakhamuru.
The financial city at Uddandarayunipalem would have nationalised and private banks, international investment banks and insurance business institutions.
Location: Andhra Pradesh