9 October 2016
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is determined to complete the construction of new capital Amaravati early. He advanced the deadline to construct the capital city by next Vijaya Dasami. Earlier state government has set 2018 as the deadline to complete the phase- 1 of the capital city development.
"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 the 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 that he 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. Amaravati city would be environment- friendly green city.
"I am grateful and deeply indebted to the people of Amaravati region, particularly the small and medium farmers who have wholeheartedly come forward to handover their land holdings in the innovative land pooling scheme for the construction of the capital city.
"Our land pooling scheme won laurels at the national level and all major states are examining this as a case study to emulate in their states," Naidu claimed.
He also said that Amaravati would be the education hub of the country and already 13 international schools from across the globe has expressed an interest to set up their campuses.