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Only e-vehicles will ply in Amaravati, says Naidu

Naidu

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‘It will have nine pollution-free cities and 27 townships’

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said work had started to make Amaravati a world destination.

“Funds to the tune of nearly ₹30,000 crore are being spent on developmental projects, including trunk infrastructure. Amaravati will have nine pollution-free cities and 27 townships. Only electric vehicles will run here. For a zero-emission transport and to preserve greenery, it is imperative,” he said.

Mr. Naidu was addressing a meeting associated with the inauguration of the initial two blocks (academic and hostel) of the VIT at Inavolu near here.

The Chief Minister expressed gratitude to Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu for sanctioning five lakh houses for the urban poor when he was Union Minister. “The houses will be built by elections,” he promised.

Priority areas

Informing that the education and health sectors were among the priority areas, he said about 14 medical colleges with attached hospitals would come up at Amaravati. “The best schools will be here in the next few years,” he said, urging students to make use of the opportunities.

“Student phase in the most important time of life as it is a mix of fun, enjoyment and career-building. I want parents to gift good education to their children instead of giving them property which they will anyway earn once they are well educated,” he said.

Mr. Naidu the models adopted by South Korea and Finland, the top rankers in the education system in the world, were worth emulating.

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