Andhra Pradesh

CM allots first lot of plots in Amaravati

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu giving away certificates of allotment of residential plots to the beneficiaries of the land pooling scheme at Nelapadu in Guntur district on Saturday.— PHOTO: CH. VIJAYA BHASKAR  

: The Andhra Pradesh government delivered on its commitment to give developed plots to those who gave their lands for construction of the capital city on Saturday.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu made the allotment of first lot of 1,916 plots (1,147 residential and 769 commercial spread in total 318 acres) – through a computerised lottery system – to 847 beneficiaries of the Land Pooling Scheme (LPS) belonging to this village in Thullur mandal.

The Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) will give physical possession of these plots in three weeks and make the layout roads motorable in as many months.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Naidu said he was happy that people had given nearly 34,000 acres of land for the capital city and they were reaping the benefits of LPS.

However, the government would take over the lands not given under LPS, through the Land Acquisition (LA) Act before October. The process of LA would start immediately but those willing to give their lands could still come forward to make the gesture.

He said construction of the Interim Secretariat Complex (ISC) at Velagapudi had gained pace and the government would start fully functioning from there in July with the exception of skeletal staff in Hyderabad.

As far as the development of the seed capital (that comprises three villages) is concerned, the Singapore companies which are part of the consortium formed with the Amaravati Development and Management Corporation (ADMC), would market the city around the world.

The Singapore firms would develop the seed capital, mobilise investments and rope in global enterprises to make Amaravati their base while the ADMC would create the ‘front infrastructure.’

This roadmap would be finalised in 45 days. About the access road to seed capital inaugurated by him earlier at Venkatapalem, Mr. Naidu said it would be connected to NH 5.

An 18.3-km stretch of seed capital access road from Dondapadu to Kondaveetivagu outfall sluice would be laid first at an estimated cost of Rs. 245 crore.

Roads linking the seed capital villages with Kanaka Durga Varadhi, Dondapadu, Undavalli and Rayapudi would be taken up in later stages.

New barrages

The entire seed capital road network was planned to be completed in nine months. Three roads leading to the ISC would form part of the east-west and north-south roads being laid at a cost of nearly Rs. 1,000 crore.

The government intended to construct new barrages on the Krishna river for storing water and it was drafting an action plan for mitigating the impact of flooding by Kondaveetivagu, Mr. Naidu added. S

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