As part of the new progress in the direction of Amaravati, AP Govt is now looking at opting for the time tested old style grid plan for Amaravati. This ancient style grid plan was largely implemented in major civilizations, such as Harapppa and Mohenjo-daro.
The new city will be created in lines with the reliable old school grid plan, while still sticking to the modern day aesthetics and engineering.
According to the grid plan, all the streets of Amaravati will run at right angles to each other, forming a grid pattern. This ancient style grid plan dates was applied in multiple cultures and civilizations back in the day.
Harappa and Mohenjo-daro for one, two major cities of the Indus Valley Civilization, were also built with blocks divided by a grid of straight streets that run north-south and east-west in directions. Back in time, each block was cut across with small lanes. Also, the ancient cities and monasteries of Gandhara that date back to the 1st millennium BC to the 11th century AD had grid-based designs.
Going by the pre decided Master Plans by the Singapore Govt,, the two iconic towers will serve as the gateway to Amaravati. There are also plans to design an aesthetic city memorial. Added to this, an exclusive time capsule for the farmers is also on cards.
Other features replicating People’s Square in China’s Shanghai, will also form a major component of the new set up.
Internationally acclaimed designer Rajeev Sethi will be invited to handle the project in order to lend tasteful aesthetic touch to the new structures in the later stages.