Chandrababu Naidu wants people to know rapid growth of Amaravati
During a teleconference with the officials of APCRDA on Sunday, the Chief Minster said that the people across the state, especially in villages, were eager to visit their greenfield capital city and know the rapid progress here
Vijayawada: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) needs to create awareness among the people over the ongoing fast track development of Amaravati and also establish a close emotional bond between every village and Amaravati, which is pride of Telugu people.
During a teleconference with the officials of APCRDA on Sunday, the Chief Minster said that the people across the state, especially in villages, were eager to visit their greenfield capital city and know the rapid progress here.
“The bonding between people and Amaravati is very strong and emotional. As we were left without a capital city, we started building people’s capital. The people foresee the future of their children in Amaravati. Our government is committed to fulfil their aspirations by building one of the top five cities of the world,” he said.
Stating that the people have lot of faith in his government, Naidu said thousands of people across the state had visited Polavaram irrigation project and expressed their happiness over the rapid progress of the project.
While expressing satisfaction over successful conducting of tours for thousands of people from villages to Amaravati, the Chief Minister emphasised the need to explain to people about the fast track progress in Amaravati and the efforts of the state government to bring capital city to a certain stage as soon as possible. “We promised to people that they can see a lot of progress in capital city in 2019,” he said.
Stressing the need to focus on economic development, he said that a city is not created just by constructing roads and buildings. The Amaravati city is envisaged to be a powerhouse for economic development and job-creation which could attract non-polluting high-value manufacturing and service industries.
CRDA commissioner Dr Cherukuri Sreedhar said an IT tower with a built-up area of five lakh sq ft would be built for sale or lease out to IT companies as part of the state government’s vision to make Andhra Pradesh the most preferred global destination by 2050.
Minister for municipal administration P Narayana, Chief Secretary Anil Chandra Punetha, CRDA principal secretary Ajay Jain and several senior officials of the CMO took part in the teleconference.