Andhra Pradesh: Two years after PM Modi laid foundation stone for capital, not a single brick has been laid
Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for Andhra Pradesh’s new capital city Amaravati exactly two years ago, not a single brick has been laid for the development of the capital so far.
Over the last three years, timelines had been set and reset for the capital, but the construction process has not even crossed the designing stage.
The Chief Minister’s Office Real-time Executive dashboard says, till date, 2,27,100 people have donated 56,66,596 ‘bricks’ (Rs 10 per brick) for building the capital city.
It was on October 25, 2014, that the Chandrababu Naidu government had announced that the new capital city would be constructed within five years, but three years have since elapsed with only the ‘temporary’ structures of the Secretariat and Legislature to show.
On October 9 last year, Naidu had written an open letter to the people of the state promising to give a “definite shape” to Amaravati “by Vijaya Dasami next year” (that fell on September 30 this year).
However, not even the 18.3-km main seed access road that leads to the capital has been completed till date.
In fact, the government announced in February this year that the capital construction will begin in July and be completed by December …read more