The date was set after the Chief Minister held a meeting with the architecture firm, Norman Fosters.

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The master plan for the proposed administrative city in Andhra’s capital Amaravati was finalised on Friday. This came after the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu held a meeting in the secretariat, with representatives from London-based architecture firm, Norman Fosters, and CRDA officials.

Following the meeting, Minister P Narayana said that statues of NT Rama Rao and Dr BR Ambedkar would be installed in the proposed capital city, and that a 500 m tall tower would be constructed, which would allow a view of the entire city.

The design for the Assembly block will be finalised by August 15, and the constriction will start on September 30, on the occasion of Vijayadasami. Meanwhile the plans for the High Court and the Secretariat will be finalised on August 30, and the construction work will begin later in September, DC reported.

The Minister also informed the media that separate tenders would be called for foundation laying, construction, final design and interiors, in three phases.

He also said that the Assembly building and residential buildings of Ministers and IAS officers, along with the Secretariat, would be built on 900 acres of land while the High Court building and the residential quarters of judges and other officials will be built on 300 acres.

However, no estimate was given on the cost of constructing the new capital; Narayana said that the government can only make an assessment of the expenditure after the construction companies are ready with the structural designs of the proposed buildings.

CM Chandrababu Naidu had earlier said, “The stupa signifies happiness, and justice is the greatest happiness I want my people to feel, reflected by the High Court. 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."

While the master plan for administrative city is on the table, the capital region is also all set to have a Mega City Transport Plan (MCTP) covering its Urban Notified Area, Vijayawada city, and nearby towns such as Mangalagiri and Tadepalli in the near future.

The Comprehensive Traffic and Transportation Study (CTTS) is being undertaken by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in association with the government to ensure that the city has an eco-friendly and sustainable transport system.

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