Vijayawada

Draft master plan for A.P. capital released

Local visitors and farmers trying to locate their area in the 3D presentation by Singapore at the Amaravati capital venue near Vijayawada. For Vijayawada. Photo: T. Appala Naidu

Local visitors and farmers trying to locate their area in the 3D presentation by Singapore at the Amaravati capital venue near Vijayawada. For Vijayawada. Photo: T. Appala Naidu   | Photo Credit: T_ APPALA NAIDU

Proposal to build the city in 217 square kilometres involving 29 villages. he CRDA has invited objections and suggestions, if any, relating to the said notification.

The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) has released the draft detailed master plan for AP capital city area. The CRDA has invited objections and suggestions, if any, relating to the said notification.

The Andhra Pradesh government has already pooled about 30,000 acres from farmers for the purpose of building a world class capital with the help of entities belonging to Singapore, China and Japan.

The CRDA Commissioner N. Srikanth said that the objections and suggestions can be sent in writing to the CRDA Commissioner within 30 days. The person making the objection or suggestion should also give his name and address, telephone or fax and e-mail address.The CRDA, in its policy guidelines, indicated that the land usage pattern will consist of agriculture protection zones, industrial zones, infrastructure and protection zone. The guidelines specify uses that are permissible in each land use zone in the planning area. However the guidelines are suggestive in nature and may be one of the parameters to grant or refuse the permission by the APCRDA, the Commissioner said.

The plan proposes to build capital city in 217 square kilometres involving 29 villages. About 7,000 hectares earmarked for living spaces, 1,950 ha for public utilities, 3,385 ha for commercial establishments and 6,390 ha for parks and open spaces in the mega smart city. The authority proposed three agricultural protection zones and urban zone, including existing urban area and proposed urbanized area.

An industrial zone and a development corridor zone are also part of the plan. The infrastructure category comprises traffic and transportation, multi model integrated logistic hub and airport area. Another protection zone has been created to protect the water bodies, hills and forest.

All agriculture land beyond the proposed Outer Ring Road and outside the urbanizable boundary of the regional centres is zoned for protection under Agricultural Protection Zone- 2. Land is reserved for the city’s expansion in future. The zone is a green belt.

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