Andhra Pradesh

CRDA asked to put hi-techmonitoring system in place

Design of the A.P. Secretariat   | Photo Credit: APCRDA

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has asked the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) to put in place a special Result-Based Monitoring and Evolution System to track progress of capital construction works. His directive assumes urgency in view of the proposed initiation of works for construction of the Secretariat complex on December 27.

Mr. Naidu wants officials to embrace a comprehensive approach to strike a balance between construction of buildings, development of social infrastructure and economic development.

Addressing a teleconference with the officials of the CRDA and the Amaravati Development Corporation (ADC) here on Tuesday, Mr. Naidu said the monitoring system would not only help in identifying critical issues but also problems at the ground level and analyse the impact.

The Chief Minister said he was happy to be part of the history by laying the raft foundation for the world’s tallest Secretariat building and India’s first diagrid structure. “The Secretariat building will have many unique features. It will be 212 mt high, spread across 41 acres (69.8 lakh sft) with five towers, built at a cost of ₹4,890 crore. This may be a new record in India,” he said.

Farmers thanked

Drawing a comparison with a few other new States that were carved out in 2000 but had not yet witnessed economic activity, he said Amaravati, born in 2014, had already made a mark globally. Mr. Naidu attributed the success to his shifting to the new capital and the cooperation extended by the local farmers who made it possible for the government to pool 33,000 acres of land to build an interim government complex and the Assembly building at Amaravati in a record time.

Despite practical problems, thousands of employees moved to the new capital region along with their families.

“Creating social infrastructure and generating employment opportunities besides building Amaravati government Complex are priorities. We need to provide a boost to trade, investments and economy for people to move in quickly. My goal is to ensure that the fruits of economic development in Amaravati should reach people of all the 13 districts in the State,” he said.

Principal Secretary(APCRDA) Ajay Jain, Commissioner Ch. Sreedhar, Minister P. Narayana, Chief Secretary Satish Chandra, Principal Secretary G. Sai Prasad, and ADC Chairperson Lakshmi Parthasarathy were among those present.

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