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Vijayawada rapidly growing in all directions

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Outskirts of Vijayawada city is growing in four directions, thanks to software, tourism, education, real estate and industries. In south direction, software companies and training institutions are being established at Mangalagiri town in Guntur district. Tourism projects and its related natural attractions are being revamped in west direction at Ibrahimpatnam in Krishna district.

Vijayawada: Outskirts of Vijayawada city is growing in four directions, thanks to software, tourism, education, real estate and industries. In south direction, software companies and training institutions are being established at Mangalagiri town in Guntur district. Tourism projects and its related natural attractions are being revamped in west direction at Ibrahimpatnam in Krishna district.

Similarly, education institutions and realty, infrastructure projects have been coming in east direction in Kankipadu-Machilipatnam road stretch. Industries, including automobile companies, are growing in Hanuman Junction- Gannavaram stretch.

The experts and industrialists suggested that the government should make plans to provide suitable environment and facilities by creating special zones in all the different directions of the city based on natural resources and environment in view of ongoing plans towards greater Vijayawada city by merging 19 villages.

As per ongoing developments around the city, already 20 IT companies and 10 IT training centres were established in the surroundings of Mangalagiri town. Minister for IT Nara Lokesh will inaugurate 15 IT companies on Wednesday.

Now, Mangalagiri town is being developed as an IT hub in Amaravati location, said AP Government’s Investments Adviser Vemuru Ravi Kumar. The Andhra Pradesh Non-Residents Telugus (APNRT) taken initiative in creating IT development environment in Mangalagiri town, he said.

Besides, the state government has made development plans at Ibrahimpatnam in Krishna district. The location is a stone’s throw away distance from Amaravati. Already, the location assumed significance from the confluence of Krishna-Godavari rivers.

Similarly, the government chalked out plans to construct one temple at confluence location and iconic bridge to connect the capital city from Hyderabad national highway. On the other hand, Kondapalli Fort and Kondapalli toys are natural tourism attractions.

The tourism department recently announced a plan for constructing cottages near the fort. The entire location would be turned into a tourism centre, said Udayagiri Suryaprakasa Rao, founder president, Kondapalli Artisans Association.

He asked the government to make plans by recognising special clusters based on local talent and opportunities. It would be useful for Vijayawada city development and also Amaravati capital, he opined.

On the other hand, Vijayawada-Machilipatnam road stretch in east direction is all set to get more development from ongoing expansion of the road. Already, several noted educational institutions and gated community colonies were established in the stretch.

The government should make this stretch as a residential and an educational zone, said Raghva Estates joint managing director Lingam Tulasi Prasad.

Likewise, Gannavaram and Hanumanjunction stretch in north direction to the city is already being established as automobile, industrial, real estate, IT hub. Former sarpanch Kosaraju Koteswara Rao urged the government the stretch should be developed by establishing some service centres and industries by announcing as an industrial zone. He pointed out that a huge bunch of lands are available on Agiripalli-Nuzvid stretch.

By Patibandla Srinivas

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