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  1. Jan 2, 2019

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    Cityzenith’s Smart World Pro™ Digital Twin Software Platform Selected for New Capital City in India
    by Cityzenith December 17, 2018
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    Award-winning Smart World Pro™ Digital Twin solution selected for Amaravati, a $6.5 billion greenfield smart city designed by Foster + Partners and Surbana Jurong
    Chicago, IL – December 12th, 2018 – Cityzenith’s Smart World Pro™ (SWP), the world’s most advanced Digital Twin solution for buildings and cities, has been selected by the Government of Andhra Pradesh as the 3D City Information Model of choice for the development of Amaravati, a new $6.5 billion world-class smart city capital for the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

    On completion, Amaravati will rank among the top three digitally advanced cities in the world. As a greenfield new city development, Amaravati will incorporate best-in-class innovative technologies that will revolutionize development, planning, operations and citizen engagement at all levels across the new state capital. Smart World Pro™ will be customized to allow government agencies, commercial businesses, and citizens to use a single platform for a wide range of purposes. Ground-breaking new digital services and functions planned include:

    • real-time construction progress monitoring, environmental and wellness monitoring, et al via ubiquitous, multi-nodal IoT sensors
    • advanced mobility and traffic monitoring and simulations
    • advanced microclimate and climate change monitoring and simulations
    • digital “drag and drop” building permit submissions
    • digital zoning, setback, environmental, traffic, and other statutory compliance-related preliminary analysis
    • a proposed Digital Twin user ID scheme for every Amaravati citizen that will serve as a single citizen portal for all government information, notifications, forms, and applications
    The initial prototype will be unveiled at Davos in January 2019. The first phase of the engagement will run through the end of 2019. Cityzenith will collaborate with its local JV partner in India, AEC Digital Studio, to deliver the project.

    “We are honored to have been chosen for one of the most exciting greenfield smart city projects in the world, and one that will set an example for Andhra Pradesh and the whole of India,” explained Michael Jansen, Cityzenith CEO. “Our open, non-proprietary, format-agnostic approach positions us well at the heart of the AEC, CRE, and smart city tech ecosystems. As a design, real estate, and smart city project all-in-one, Amaravati will give us the opportunity to show off many new advanced features.”

    “Amaravati will be born as a Digital Twin, the first entire city that I know of to do that in the world. Everything that happens in Amaravati will be scenarioized in advance to optimize outcomes, and adjusted on the fly to keep pace with change. This represents a giant leap forward for cities, how they’re designed, built, and managed, and how they optimize their relationships with the private sector and their own citizens.”

    “Amaravati is a greenfield city being built with the happiness of its citizens at the core of its vision,” says Dr. Sreedhar Cherukuri I.A.S., Commissioner, APCRDA (Andhra Pradesh Capital Regional Development Authority). “A digital platform that enables the entire ecosystem of the city’s stakeholders to utilize and contribute to achieve this common goal is vital to have from Day 0. Amaravati will have an open platform to access data and tools across sectors in an integrated 3D city model, the pilot being powered by Cityzenith’s Smart World Pro.”

    Smart World Pro’s unique SimCity™-like Digital Twin software platform provides an extraordinarily visually rich “single pane of glass” view of urban, project, and property data, above and below ground, public and private, at a massive scale. A Digital Twin is a digital model of a physical asset, which continuously collects information (via sensors, drones or other IoT and IIoT data collection tools) and applies advanced analytics, machine-learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to gain valuable real-time insights about the physical asset’s performance, operation or profitability. Digital Twin users include large building owners, building design professionals, property managers, REITS, and governments.

    Riding the crest of the IoT wave in the building industry, Cityzenith’s Digital Twin platform is uniquely tailored to accommodate IoT sensor data/BMS, leveraging a robust backend to interpret sensor data into actionable information that helps predict outcomes across maintenance, development, leasing, and financial functions. Users point and click their way into over a billion data records, import any type of file format from BIM to GIS to IoT, ask questions using voice-enabled natural language capabilities, and generate a full range of AI- and ML-driven analytics on the fly. To learn more about Cityzenith and its Smart World Pro™ solution, please visit cityzenith.com or email info@cityzenith.com.


    https://cityzenith.com/smart-world-pro-digital-twin-smart-city-india/
     
  2. Jan 18, 2019

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    Top business school makesits foray into Amaravati
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    VIJAYAWADA, JANUARY 18, 2019 00:02 IST
    UPDATED: JANUARY 18, 2019 00:02 IST

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    Amaravati has got yet another premier educational institution with the foray of XLRI- Xavier School of Management.

    Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation for its Amaravati campus at Inavolu in Thullur mandal of Guntur district on Thursday.

    Speaking at the event, Mr. Naidu said it was the first campus of the reputed business school in south India after the Jamshedpur and Bhubaneswar campuses.

    The management of XLRI came forward to set up the Amaravati campus at an estimated cost of ₹235 crore, for which the State government allotted 50 acres.

    Temporary campus
    It would start functioning later this year at Andhra Loyola College in Vijayawada city temporarily.

    The Chief Minister said that the Central government was to set up 11 educational institutions of national importance as per the A.P. Reorganization Act.

    The State government allotted 2,912 and gave ₹132 crore for the construction of compound walls.

    XLRI, Jamshedpur, Mr. Naidu said, has thoughtfully designed world-class infrastructure facilities and expressed happiness that XLRI has completed 70 years of grooming global business leaders. It was a matter of coincidence that XLRI was entering its platinum jubilee celebration year in 2019, he stated.

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    XLRI Jamshedpur Director Fr. E Abraham, S. J. said laying of the foundation for its Amaravati campus was a historic occasion and that he has special gratitude to the CM and the A.P. government for its support.

    Municipal Administration Minister P. Narayana, MLAs T. Sravan Kumar and Phillip C. Tocher, District Collector K. Sasidhar, CRDA Commissioner Cherukuri Sreedhar, and XLRI Jamshedpur Dean (Administration and Finance) Fr. Jerome Cutinha were among those present.



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    Andhra government to make Amaravati energy-efficient
    AP’s model of ECBC is exemplary in implementation through online permissions, he said.

    Published: 21st January 2019 08:30 AM | Last Updated: 21st January 2019 08:30 AM | A+A A-

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    By Express News Service
    VIJAYAWADA: As part of efforts to construct a world-class greenfield capital city and to make Andhra Pradesh energy efficient, the State government has taken a significant step towards implementation of Andhra Pradesh Energy Conservation Building Code (APECBC)-2017 in the State. Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) may issue a GO in this regard soon.
    In a teleconference with senior officials of energy and municipal administration, Chief Secretary Anil Chandra Punetha said the State was the first in South India to incorporate the APECBC into State law and adopt the same.

    He said the government has decided to push APECBC movement in the State and implement the mandatory APECBC to help achieve 20 per cent to 22 per cent energy savings in all APECBC-compliant commercial buildings in the State.

    “As we are building a world-class greenfield capital city, the Chief Minister wants the entire Amaravati region to be blue and green, and energy-efficient. All the commercial buildings in the region must comply with APECBC norms to benefit the common man, society and environment,” he said. Punetha said Naidu had directed that stress be laid on energy security and steps be taken to strengthen the sector and implement 24x7 power supply.

    “In fact, the buildings consume more than 31 per cent of the total electricity demand in the country and this will increase by 2030. State has already set a target of achieving 13,000 to 15,000 MU, which is around 25 per cent savings of the total energy requirement of 52,000 MU per annum. The implementation of energy efficiency measures, including implementation of ECBC, will help achieve this target and successfully implement the 24x7 power supply scheme,” he said.

    MAUD principal secretary Karikal Valaven said that in view of the benefits of energy conservation in the building sector, after several deliberations, MAUD Minister P Narayana gave his nod to draft a GO for APECBC a few days ago and it is likely to be issued soon. He said the MAUD has already launched the online Development Permission Management System (DPMS) on October 15 last.


    “The APECBC compliance is mandatory for any commercial building or complex having a plot area of 1,000 square metre or more or a built-up area of 2,000 sq mt or more. Buildings of a certain type such as multiplexes and hotels must comply with the APECBC, irrespective of their built-up area. This would benefit builders as the APECBC compliance buildings have a huge demand in the market,” he said.
    Principal secretary (energy) Ajay Jain said the implementation would result in 35 per cent of direct energy conservation and reduce power bills. AP’s model of ECBC is exemplary in implementation through online permissions, he said.


    http://www.newindianexpress.com/cit...-make-amaravati-energy-efficient-1927954.html
     
  5. Jan 22, 2019

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    Naidu allots land to star hotels in Amaravati
    The hotels include Vivanta, West Inn, Marriot, Fortune, Regenta Inn, Ginger, Keys Select.

    By AuthorTelanganaToday | AP Bureau | Published: 19th Jan 2019 7:00 pm
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    Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu handed over letters allotting land to star hotels in Amaravati capital region. Reviewing the development works at the capital region at the Secretariat on Friday, he said hotels, air services, educational institutions and convention centres would help cities grow economically.

    He handed over the letters to five five-star hotels, one four-star hotel and four three-star hotels. The hotels include Vivanta, West Inn, Marriot, Fortune, Regenta Inn, Ginger, Keys Select. With this, the number of hotels in the capital region increased to 16.


    The Chief Minister directed the officials to provide district cooling system, gas, water, power, road and fiber grid systems in the region.

    Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) Commissioner Ch Sridhar said the United Arab Emirates delegation had visited Amaravati to develop the district cooling system, which the Arab country is operating at World Trade Centre in Dubai and Etihad Towers in Abudhabi. The cooling system with 40,000-tonne capacity to be set up in Amaravati will emerge as the second biggest in the world.

    Minister for Municipal Administration P Narayana said a large number of people were visiting Amaravati to witness the progress of the capital development works. He said 36 tourist guides were appointed and necessary arrangements were also made for the convenience of visitors.

    The State government had decided to construct an advocate block at a cost of Rs 23 crore at the judicial complex in the capital region. The advocate block would be a G+4 building with 140 cabins.

    IT park
    The CRDA meeting also decided to develop an IT park at Venkatayapalem at a cost of Rs 448 crore with 14,21,000 sq ft built-up area to provide 10 lakh sqft office space. The complex would be developed on 15 floors. The meeting also approved the Amaravati government complex master plan presented by Foster+Partners.

    Later, the Chief Minister released a quality control manual.

    https://telanganatoday.com/naidu-allots-land-to-star-hotels-in-amaravati
     
  6. Jan 22, 2019

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    Proposals to build advocates block, IT Park cleared by CM Chandrababu Naidu
    The authority also formally approved Amaravati Government Complex (AGC) master plan, submitted by the Foster + Partners.


    Published: 19th January 2019 08:05 AM | Last Updated: 19th January 2019 08:05 AM | A+A A-

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    VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has cleared a slew of proposals in Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) meeting held under his chairmanship on Friday.
    The proposals included the construction of an advocates block in Judicial Complex, which will house the Andhra Pradesh High Court, in Nelapadu, an Information Technology (IT) Park in Venkatapalem and a housing project for the public: HappyNest-2.

    The authority also formally approved Amaravati Government Complex (AGC) master plan, submitted by the Foster + Partners. It has also given preliminary approval to the Construction City proposed in Amaravati. According to APCRDA officials, the advocates block will be constructed with `23.15 crore and the tenders for the same will be invited soon. “It will be a G+4 structure with a total built-up area of 71,506 square feet. Each floor will have 35 cabins to accommodate the advocates and other staff.

    There will be a library, auditorium and other common amenities on the ground floor,” the officials apprised Naidu. Explaining the features of the 15-storeyed IT park, APCRDA commissioner Cherukuri Sreedhar said it will have 14.21 lakh sq ft built-up area with 10 lakh sq ft office space.

    After the success of the first phase of HappyNest project, the authority has decided to build another 1,704 flats, to be sold to the public. “There will be 12 towers with G+ 23 structures. It will be built at Inavolu,” the officials said. Naidu handed over the letters of award (LoA) to seven groups, which have come forward to establish star hotels in the capital.

    The hotel groups include: GV Estates and Hotels (Vivanta), Omsri Bhavanasai LLP (Westin Group), Southern Travels (Marriott), Khandari Hotels (Fortune), Ambica Agarbattis (Regenta Inn), Splendor Landbase Ltd (Ginger) and Swagat Motels (Keys Select). The officials said the groups agreed to establish two five-star, a four-star and four three-star hotels.


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    The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority also approved Amaravati Government Complex (AGC) master plan, submitted by the Foster + Partners. It has also given preliminary approval to the Construction City proposed in Amaravati. Also, Naidu handed over the letters of award (LoA) to seven groups, which have come forward to establish star hotels in the capital

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/cit...ates-block-it-park-cleared-by-cm-1927137.html
     
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    Norms for allotment of land in Amaravati released
    Raghavendra V
    JANUARY 25, 2019 00:38 IST
    UPDATED: JANUARY 25, 2019 00:38 IST

    To encourage employees to settle down in the developing city
    The State government released the Employees Housing Policy (EHP) for allotment of land in the Amaravati capital city area on Thursday. It was aimed at encouraging the first settlers (judiciary functionaries/employees, government functionaries/employees, Legislature employees, press etc.) in the new city to create a social environment by providing housing and incentivising housing investments.

    Sites measuring 500 square yards per head would be allotted to officers/employees’ societies and groups having at least 12 members subject to other eligibility criteria.

    The capital city area was notified in 29 villages of Guntur district and named as Amaravati.

    The High Court (HC), Legislature, Secretariat, offices of the Heads of Departments (HoDs), State public sector undertakings and State-level institutions are being established in the new city. Buildings of the Secretariat, Legislature, HoDs are coming up in the government city while the HC and related institutions are being built in the ‘Justice city’. About 10,000 staff are to be relocated to Amaravati.

    As the city is under development, there is a lack of housing stock and considering the fact that the existing greenfield capital cities have been struggling to attract human settlement even after two to three decades of development, the housing programme is being taken up.

    On the basis of the applications and declarations by the officers and employees, the Capital Region Development Authority will assess the requirement of land to be allotted as house sites/flats to the eligible ones. The CRDA will fix the market rate as recommended by the Group of Ministers and allot land without again referring the matter to the government.

    https://www.thehindu.com/news/citie...and-in-amaravati-released/article26083682.ece
     
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    January 23, 2019 07:53 PM | Business
    Making of Amaravati: Know more about the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh
    Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, is located on the southern banks of the Krishna river in Guntur district. The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) is entrusted with planning, co-ordination, plan execution, promoting and securing the planned development of the capital region.

    In the last four years, government was able to aggregate around 34,000 acres of land from almost 28,000 farmers through one of the largest land pooling schemes in the world. Currently, 52,000 acres of land are in state government’s possession.

    If all goes through plan, Amaravati will set a blueprint for the development of greenfield cities in India.
     
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    Amaravati to be world class tourism city

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    NEW DELHI: A workshop on Andhra Pradesh: Building a Global Tourism Destination was organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi by Centre for Strategy and Leadership (CSL) in association with Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA), Government of Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu’s dream project, Amaravati is aimed to become a world class capital and a tourism hub.

    The Amaravati Tourism City is planned in proximity to the historic Undavalli caves along the river Krishna water front with the objective of boosting leisure, business, eco, health as well as religious tourism. APCRDA is the nodal agency which is developing the state’s new capital city of Amaravati.

    Praveen Prakash, IAS, Resident Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh Government, underlined the state government’s focus on making Amaravati the world’s most iconic riverine tourism destination offering a compelling mix of rejuvenation, heritage, spirituality and nature amidst a vibrant and modern setting. He said, the tourism city of Amaravati is a synergy between culture, heritage and world class facilities. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, the Tourism City is poised to become a world-class destination and the face of India’s vibrant tourism industry.

    Mr. S. Shaanmohan, Additional Commissioner, APCRDA shared the vision of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu of creating a Tourism city with world class facilities which at the core retains the culture, heritage and essence of Andhra Pradesh.

    We are developing a Tourism City in Amaravati which will be built on the pillars of river front development, health and wellness, nature-based experiences, and, heritage and culture. Spread over 11,573 acres with an estimated population of 2.7 lakh, the tourism city is expected to generate employment for more than 2.2 lakh people, said S. Shaanmohan.

    Underlining the state government’s seriousness in engaging with genuine investors and calling for investments in Amaravati Tourism City, Bhavna Saxena, IPS, Special Commissioner, Economic Development Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh promised to extend full support to those interested in investing in the state. She shared opportunities featuring extensive river front-development for hotels, resorts, MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) centers, theme parks, religious and cultural centers.

    Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India talked about the potential in Andhra Pradesh’s Tourism sector. He also informed the audience that development work and focus on safety of visitors is at the core of building Andhra Pradesh as a global tourist destination.

    Himanshu Shukla, Director Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh apprised the audience about a plethora of enchanting yet unexplored tourist destinations in Amaravati and rest of Andhra Pradesh. To promote MICE tourism in the state, he shared that the state government plans to develop Mega Convention Centres in Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Vijayawada. PWR

    http://www.indiapost.com/amaravati-to-be-world-class-tourism-city/
     

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