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Andhra Pradesh govt wants capital near Vijayawada - Times of India

HYDERABAD: The TDP government wants the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh to be built near Vijayawada. Citing logistic advantages and availability of drinking water, the Chandrababu Naidu government has plumped for the Vijayawada-Guntur stretch for the development of capital city. A high-level committee headed by municipal minister P Narayana met the experts panel headed by K C Sivaramakrishnan in New Delhi on Tuesday and presented the AP government's views on the capital city. They also discussed about the development of five smart cities of Anantapur, Kurnool, Rajahmundry, Ongole and Nellore.

Andhra Pradesh proposes to develop new capital between Vijayawada and Guntur

New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh (AP) government has asked the Centre to allow it to develop its new capital in the region between Vijayawada and Guntur, a top state government official, who did not want to be identified, said on Saturday. The recommendation was made at a meeting on Saturday between AP government officials and a penal set up by the Union home ministry under former urban development secretary K.C. Sivaramakrishnan. The official cited above was present in the meeting, that was also attended by Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. We have requested the committee to allow us to develop the area between Vijayawada and Guntur into our new capital. The distance between the two cities is about 60km and we are looking at developing the new city on a public-private-partnership basis, the official said. We are looking at developing new areas between Guntur and Vijayawada and are looking at about 15,000 acres, he said. We would ask various blocks within districts to come forward on a competitive basis, and give us land. While 40% of the land would be developed for public purposes, the remainder would be developed and handed back to the people. We are effectively going to ensure that the value of their land goes up, the official said.

Naya Raipur - Wikipedia

Naya Raipur is located between National Highways NH-6 and NH-43, it is 17 km away in the south-east direction from the current capital Raipur; Swami Vivekananda Airport separates the old and new cities. Naya Raipur is serving as the administrative capital of the State and also cater to the infrastructural needs of industry and trade in the region.[1] Naya Raipur is surrounded by Raipur, Arang, Mahasamund, Rajim and Abhanpur, cities. Naya Raipur spreads over an area of about 8000 hectares. It includes 41 villages out of which 27 villages form the core of the Naya Raipur. During the renovation of villages for the construction of Naya Raipur, it displaced the population of one village. About half of the total acquired land is being used for afforestation, roads, parks, public conveniences, water facilities-canals, green belts etc.; twenty three percent (23%) of the land would be reserved for educational institutions, government offices and public auditoriums etc.; and thirty percent (30%) of the land will be used for residential and economical purposes. Naya Raipur would be India's fourth planned capital city after Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Chandigarh (Punjab) and Bhubaneshwar (Orissa). The project is likely to cost anywhere between Rs 1,500 and 2,000 crore. The city is expected to house about 4.5 lakh people within a decade. Provisions have been made for its expansion and to upgrade infrastructure in the future.

Kolkatta - Plan for metropolitan development

KMDA has a strategic long team view. To coincide with the tercentenary celebration of the city of Kolkata, KMDA prepared this document containing the development perspective and visualized by the planners of KMDA for the period 1990-2015. The Plan also suggested the strategy of development, both overall and sectoral, that should d be followed in KMA during the period in question. Also, a list of major projects along with preliminary cost estimates were provided in the Plan. This Plan was the basis for formulation of the Kolkata Megacity Programme at a later date. VISION-2025 Vision 2005 - a perspective plan for 25 years for KMDA finalized Master plan for 25 years for traffic and transportation, water supply, drainage, sewerage and sanitation finalized Development plans for environment, wetland, urban amenities and heritage, education, health, employment and bustee improvement finalized City development plan for JNNURM assistance finalized Projects worth Rs. 6939 crore identified for various infrastructure development Designs of GIS for various capacity building of municipal bodies completed / in progress Our Vision : The vision is to provide sustained and improved quality of life through basic urban services in an inclusive manner and create enabling environment for enhanced economic activities by utilising available resources efficiently, in an eco-friendly manner while conserving heritage KMDA has recently prepared the draft perspective plan titled "VISION-2025". The plan visualises the future urban structure and also lists out the development strategies to be adopted for the purpose.