Fueling momentum to the capital building plans, the Andhra Pradesh government has given a fresh twist by confirming to construct a temporary capital. News is that state govt will be constructing a temporary capital that will house the offices of ministers, secretaries and the state Assembly complex.
“The state government has decided to construct a temporary capital to house offices of ministers, secretaries and the Assembly in the already identified capital area (spread over Guntur-Vijayawada region),” P Narayana, Minister for Municipal Administration, told the media in Vijayawada yesterday.
The exact location will, however be finalized in 2 to 3 days after finishing the ongoing soil test for the construction of buildings. As the state govt goes on to finalize on the tenders, the construction of buildings for the temporary capital has been decided to be completed within six months.
It is already known that Andhra Pradesh will be building its new capital Amaravati on the southern banks of the River Krishna in Guntur and Krishna districts. The first phase of the capital is expected to be ready by 2019.
Mr Narayana also confirmed that the proposed expressway to the capital will not affect the existing villages. If the new property is to be acquired for the highway, the owners of affected lands or houses would be paid double the existing value of their estate, he stated.
Mr Narayana appealed to the citizens to submit their opinions on the draft notification for capital master plan. Their opinions will be taken into consideration by the government before finalizing of the master plan.