AP Govt for innovative designs

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As per the directions of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, the State government suggested changes in the capital design submitted by Maki Associates and proposed to have seven blocks for different ministries and one block exclusively to accommodate CM office at Amaravati.

Vijayawada: As per the directions of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, the State government suggested changes in the capital design submitted by Maki Associates and proposed to have seven blocks for different ministries and one block exclusively to accommodate CM office at Amaravati.

Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana conducted a review meeting with panel architects inviting better ideas reflecting Andhra culture in the Amaravati capital complex. The panel architects including Hafeez Contractor, CP Kukreja, Gian P Mathur, HCP Design, Prof Anand Ravi, D Guha and Sikka Associates participated in the discussions held here on Monday and asked the Minister to clarify the requirements of government and extent of land for government buildings complex.

The Minister asked the architects to come out with their innovative designs within three weeks. He said that the best designs would be included in the capital design. He said the master architect would be finalised by next month and he has to submit the capital design within six months. He said that the capital design submitted by Maki Associates of Japan is not final and the government has the authority to modify the design to suit the local flavour.

The Minister said that the Secretariat staff would be shifted by June as the temporary Secretariat building works have been expedited. He said the State government has decided to provide central air-conditioning at the temporary Secretariat in view of the prevailing hot weather in the region.

Referring to the appeal from the farmers of capital region to extend time for submitting proposals for allotment of plots, the Minister said the last date would be extended and the exact date would be finalised after discussing with CRDA officials.

He said the State government would protect the interests of farmers who offered lands under land pooling. He said the FSI limit in seed capital would be increased as per the FSI norms outside seed capital. Principal Secretary Ajay Jain and others were present.

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