Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu held a meeting in the secretariat on Friday, with representatives from Norman Fosters, a London-based architecture firm and Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) officials.
During the meeting, discussions were held regarding the administrative construction of the state’s capital Amaravati and the plan to execute the construction was finalized. After the meeting, Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana said that the Assembly block design will be finalised by August 15 and the construction will begin from September 30, on the occasion of Vijayadashami.
Further adding to the details Narayana said that statues of NT Rama Rao and Dr. BR Ambedkar would be installed in the capital and a 500 m tall pillar will be constructed, from where the whole city will be visible.
Talking about the construction plan for the High Court and the Secretariat, he said that the discussion about this will be held on Aug 30 and the construction will start in late September, though he spoke about the features finalised till now. He added that Head of Department offices and Secretariat would be built in a single campus, which will be on an extent of 40 lakh sqft and permanent Secretariat will have 10 stairs.
Tenders will be passed for the construction of Assembly, Secretariat and the high court in three phases and special tenders will be given for the laying of foundation, construction, final designs and interiors. The construction is likely to be completed in one and a half year.
In a statement earlier, Chandrababu Naidu had said that “the Assembly building, at the centre of the city plan, should be inspired by the historic Kohinoor, which happens to be born in this very land.”