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AP plans mega towers for VIPs in Amaravati

AP plans mega towers for VIPs in Amaravati
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After a long-drawn lull induced by demonization drive and GST (Goods and Services Tax), the reality in the capital region is expected to receive a...

Amaravati: After a long-drawn lull induced by demonization drive and GST (Goods and Services Tax), the reality in the capital region is expected to receive a fillip with the government’s mega housing plan. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at a CRDA (Capital Region Development Authority) meeting at the secretariat here on Wednesday unfolded his plan to launch a drive for housing for VVIPs and senior government officials in the capital area.

Accordingly, it is proposed to build 68 towers, each with 12 floors, in five clusters. The drive will facilitate construction of 4,000 flats, relieving ministers and senior bureaucrats of acute housing problem. It became a Herculean task for the VIPs and officials to find suitable accommodation in Vijayawada city after they moved to the new capital from Hyderabad. They have to contend with rented buildings with inadequate facilities. In a similar way, the government is planning to build bungalows for judges.

The move intends to accommodate all the MLAs, MLCs, senior IAS officers, heads of departments and the other senior officials in the clusters. The Chief Minister proposed to conduct a two-day workshop involving consultants on the housing activity in capital.

Meanwhile, the CM expressed his intention to ensure a planned growth in the capital by acting tough on structures coming up without layout approvals. He asked the CRDA authorities to check illegal constructions in all the 29 capital villages and municipal towns coming under the CRDA purview.

The CRDA officials told Chief Minister Naidu that designs for construction of 68 towers were completed based on feedback from experts in construction field. Separate designs for residential houses for ministers and judges were made, it is said.

Lakshmi Parthasarathi, Chairperson and Managing Director of Amaravati Development Corporation stated that development works worth Rs 9,190 crore have been in progress at different stages in capital area.

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