The riverfront capital on the banks of the Krishna, lying between Vijayawada and Guntur, is being named after the ancient Buddhist city will be the seat of the Andhra Pradesh administration.
Andhra Pradesh has with the expertise of the showcase city state, Singapore, unveiled a holistic blueprint outlining the perspectives to develop the state’s the new capital, Amaravati, and its evolution facing the urban challenges until 2050. Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu received the master plan from S. Iswaran, Minister in the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office, who is also the country’s second Trade and Industry Minister in Hyderabad on Monday.
“Singapore has worked closely with the Andhra Pradesh government to complete the master plan on schedule. I am happy that Singapore has contributed to Andhra Pradesh’s vision to create a vibrant and habitable city for its people. Amaravathi will truly by a people’s capital,” said Iswaran after presenting the documents to Naidu. “I have decided to perform a simple bhumi puja for the new capital city on June 6 at 8.49 am,” said the chief minister, who is to invite Prime Minister Narendra modi for Dasara later in the year when the actual capital works begin, after the monsoon months.