Chandrababu promises to build Amaravati by next yr
Advancing the deadline for construction of the Andhra Pradesh’s new capital city by a year, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday promised to build Amaravati by Vijaya Dasami (Dussehra) in 2017.
The state government initially set 2018 as the deadline for completing the phase-1 of the capital city development but with Sunday’s announcement the target now stands altered.
“With the blessings of Goddess Kanaka Durgamma and Krishnamma (river Krishna), I am confident of giving a definite shape to a world class capital city Amaravati by Vijaya Dasami next year,” Naidu said in an open letter to the people on the eve of Dussehra festival.
“Construction and development of a world class people’s capital is crucial and mandatory to usher in economic growth and prosperity, create employment opportunities in large numbers and achieve progress in all socio-economic sections of society,” he said.
“I pray to the Goddess to bless the people of Andhra Pradesh to come out victorious from the bifurcation blues.
I vow to transform this sunrise state into a world class place, with Amaravati standing tall as its mighty capital city and a gift to the present generations and posterity,” the letter read.
He said is envisioning a great future for the state through an inclusive growth strategy and a planned development model and the government is committed to develop Amaravati as one of the best cities, and also to be among the top five best cities in the world.