Vijayawada: MA&UD Minister Dr P. Narayana has said gigantic statues of N.T. Rama Rao and Dr B.R. Ambedkar would be erected in the proposed capital city.
Speaking to media on Friday after meeting Norman Fosters’ representatives in the Secretariat, the minister said the administrative city master plan was finalised.
He said a 500-m-tall iconic tower would be built in the midst of the proposed administrative city, from where the entire capital city could be viewed.
The Assembly designs would be finalised by August 15 and the construction activity would start on September 30, he said.
The High Court’s designs would be finalised by August 30 and construction works would start on October 30, he said and added that Secretariat designs plan would be ready by September 15, and in November first week, the construction activity would start.
The permanent Secretariat will have 10 stairs, the minister said and added that the Head of Department offices and Secretariat would be built in a single campus, which will be on an extent of 40 lakh sqft. Tenders would be called for the construction of Assembly, Secretariat and high court in three phases, Dr Narayana said and added that separate tenders would be called for the laying of foundation, construction, final designs and interiors. The works will be completed within a span of one and half years, the minister said.
Earlier in the meeting with Norman Fosters, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said Amaravati is a symbol of pride and Polavaram is a symbol of progress. The designs of Assembly, Secretariat and high court would be shown to Prime Minister Narendra Modi also, the Chief Minister said....