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AP govt to notify final 'master plan' for new capital on February 22: P Narayana

China's GICC bagged the contract for designing roads in the capital region, said Narayana

Press Trust of India  |  Vijayawada 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laying the foundation stone for Amaravati, the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh, in Guntur district on Thursday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laying the foundation stone for Amaravati, the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh, in Guntur district

The Andhra Pradesh government will notify the final master plan for the 217 sq km new capital region on February 22, Minister for Municipal Administration P Narayana said today.

The land pooling plan containing micro details like land use, infrastructure and zoning for the 29 villages in the capital region would be notified from February 28 to March 7, he told reporters here this evening.

"We notified the draft master plan for the capital region a few months ago and received objections and suggestions from all stakeholders. We have incorporated them in the final master plan. A team of officials from Singapore, who are aiding the AP Capital Region Development Authority in drafting the master plan, discussed the final details with us today," Narayana said.

Farmers, who parted with their land under the land pooling scheme for the development of the capital, would be given plots through draw of lots from March 31.

Except in three villages, all other farmers would be given plots in their own village. The plot allotment process would be completed in 30 days, he added.

In case of the three villages, plots would be given to farmers close to their villages. China's GICC bagged the contract for designing roads in the capital region, he said.

GICC would also design plans for development of other infrastructure like drains, sewerage system, street lighting, etc.

"They are preparing the designs and we will start road development works from June. There will be six to seven main roads covering the 29 villages in the capital region. Also, we made certain changes in the draft master plan with respect to some roads. This has reduced the number of houses to be demolished to just 360 from 3,600," Narayana added.

First Published: Sat, February 20 2016. 18:02 IST
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