Chandrababu Naidu seeks ideas for Amaravati
Vijayawada: Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said that administrative capitals were nothing but “ghost cities” as after the closure of office, these places were deserted. However, he said that he had started Amaravati as the “people’s capital” which would become the “topmost livable places in the world”.
He was speaking after kickstarting the second edition of the Happy Cities Summit 2019 at Vijayawada on Wednesday. He asked the public mainly architects, engineers, planners and companies to submit innovative ideas which would help in creating Amaravati as the world’s top people’s capital. He said that innovation would help to face tough situations and added that AP State was barred from funds to construct the new capital Amaravati.
But the innovative idea of “Land Pooling” had helped AP State to build a world-class capital. He said that crisis never fazed him because he faced “crisis as a new opportunity”. The CM said that the innovative Land Pooling idea convinced the public because of the “win and win” policy as the government was offering developed land back to the farmers. Nearly 28,000 farmers had offered 34,000 acres to Amaravati and that was the best example of the innovative idea, he said. Speaking of his credentials, he recalled that he had built a brownfield city Cyberabad and the 163 km long Outer Ring Road at Hyderabad 20 years ago.
He said that two barrages would be constructed on the Krishna river on the upper and lower areas of Prakasam Barrage at Vykuntapuram and Chodavaram. While capital cities of the world did not have long river banks, Amaravati had a 100 km long riverbank along the Krishna river which was unique.
He said the government was developing Amaravati as a greenfield capital providing dwellings to poor people also in 500 acres. And added that the new barrage at Vykuntapuram on Krishna river would quench the thirst of Amaravati with 10 tmc ft storage capacity.
Mr Naidu explained that the government was giving smartphones to every family to know their difficulties and to resolve them accordingly.
He added that the government had adopted Vision, Innovation, Accountability, Digitalisation, Ubersation, Convergence and Technology transformation (VIADUCT) to serve and increase the satisfaction of the public, it had been implemented for Amaravati.