At 12.45 pm on October 22, Andhra Pradesh's world-class capital Amaravati will start to take shape when Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongwith Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will lay the foundation stone of the city that is being dubbed to emerge as the most modern city in entire South Asia.
Key highlights of the new mega smart and green city:
- Amravati city spans an area of 217 sq. km. between Vijayawada and Guntur towns on the banks of the Krishna river.
- The development of the city will be completed in five stages by four different departments. Gateway, Down-town, Government core and Water-front are the four departments to carry out the respective developments.
- It incorporates the concepts of Vastu and Feng Shui besides a completely green method of construction.
- 40% area of capital would be open and green.
- The city would comprise various zones of business parks, residential townships, gardens, water bodies and recreational spaces.
- The Krishna River will be at core of the new city as a water network of over 80km – with a 35 km long waterfront promenade - will be developed.
- Besides the capital area in Amravati, 7 regional centers will be developed in the vicinity and they will be linked to the core by rapid transport systems.
- Of the total road network of 938 km, 127 km will be in the form of expressways and semi-expressways.