The final design for Andhra's upcoming capital Amaravati will be finalised on February 22.
In a review meeting from the temporary secretariat in Velagapudi, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu spoke to Norman Fosters, who are the master architects of the administrative city.
During the video conference, the Chief Minister said that the designs should be innovative and buildings should be world class. He called for effective coordination from project consultants and officials.
Naidu entrusted the responsibility to Dr Parakala Prabhakar (Advisor Communications) to bring all people concerned together in shaping Amaravati as a 'world class capital city'.
He said that the advice of historians, architects, art directors from film industry, officials, renowned writers, archaeological experts should be taken into consideration while building Amaravati.
He suggested to Dr Prabhakar that research should be conducted on the diverse and affluent culture and tradition of Andhra Pradesh and that those factors should reflect in the construction of the capital.
He added that those who provide good suggestions will be awarded and that their inputs would be recognised.
Officials at the review meeting briefed the Chief Minister on the vision laid out for Amaravati, the progress it has made after 24 months and targets set for the coming 12 months and for the year 2018.
The officials informed the Chief Minister that universities such as VIT, SRM and Amruta will come up in Amaravati.
Besides one five star hotel and one four star hotel, four three star hotels will come up in Amaravati with an investment of Rs 250 crores, they said.
Six national and international universities will also come up in the state along with two hospitals with a total investment of Rs 4000 core.
The officials also said that a convention center will be build to accommodate ten thousand people.
Plot allotment to farmers would be completed this year, they added. They said an MoU would be entered with NHAI on February 28 for the construction of an outer ring road.