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    Cycle or Take a Boat to Work: Masterplan 2.0 for New Andhra Capital
    Andhra Pradesh | Written by Uma Sudhir | Updated: May 25, 2015 21:33 IST

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    HYDERABAD: Cycling to work - or taking the occasional boat - are premium features of the masterplan for the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati.

    The proposal has been drawn up by experts from the Singapore government, hired by Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu to compose the layout his state's comeback to Hyderabad, which for now is the shared capital between Andhra and Telangana, which was carved out as its own state nearly a year ago.

    The Singapore brief was submitted to Mr Naidu today, who is credited with developing Hyderabad as an IT hub a decade ago.

    Amaravati will be developed on the banks of the River Krishna between Vijayawada and Guntur. The capital city will consist of about 200 square kilometres; the capital region will sprawl over 7,500 square kilometres.

    This is Singapore's second iteration of the master plan; the first was submitted in March and amended based on Mr Naidu's feedback.

    Addressing the controversial issue of how farm land will be acquired, the government said "Amravati will be built on land pooled from the contributions of the villagers in the region. In return they will receive plots of commercial and residential land in the city."

    However, some NGOs and farmers have already gone to court to protest the proposed acquisition of their land.

    The new capital, according to government estimates, will cost about 18,000 crores. The Centre has so far committed to 1,500 crores, though it has promised a much larger contribution once the final masterplan is presented.

    source: http://www.ndtv.com/andhra-pradesh-...-masterplan-2-0-for-new-andhra-capital-765943
     
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    Boost to power infra in Capital region

    SPDCL plans erecting a number of sub-stations and transmission lines in the region
    Power infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh Capital region is in for a major upgrade with demand expected to go up substantially in the next 10 years prompting a commensurate growth in the generation capacity.

    Environmental clearance for expansion of Narla Tatarao Thermal Power Station (NTTPS) by 800 MW that was given a couple of days ago will give a major boost to the sector by 2017 when it is expected to be completed. In addition, the APTransco and Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (SPDCL) have lined up series of proposals for erecting a large number of sub-stations and transmission lines in the region.

    The SPDCL has sent the proposals for the upgrade as the load growth in the region is anticipated to cross 2,000 MW within a decade.

    According to official sources, the southern DISCOM has, in a letter to Chief Engineer of AP-Transco recently, projected an ‘abnormal load growth of 1000 MW’ in the core Capital region alone and suggested that a detailed plan be worked out jointly for meeting immediate requirements.

    The population, according to SPDCL officials, is likely to increase to grow to 1.20 crore in the Capital in 20 years and there would be an abnormal load growth for the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.

    Five Gas-Insulated Substations (GIS) have already been sanctioned for Vijayawada and Guntur cities and a host of indoor substations are on the anvil at other places in the region. They are in advanced stages of implementation.

    Meanwhile, Fuji Electric, which has come forward to lend its expertise for establishing a Smart Grid in Vijayawada, reportedly offered to the SPDCL Chief Engineer to set up a demonstration project in the SPDCL Zonal office building near PWD grounds for replicating it at the macro level in the due course.

    Necessary steps are being taken for this and the SPDCL has already installed energy efficient lights and fans at its zonal office.

    (Reporting by V. Raghavendra)

    source:http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...infra-in-ap-capital-region/article7245789.ece
     
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    Amaravathi to be elevated by 2 metres to avoid floods

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    The initiative is likely to cost about Rs. 1,500 crore, according to the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA).

    Amaravathi, the planned capital city of Andhra Pradesh, is most likely to be elevated by 2 metres to protect it from the Krishna river and the flood-prone Kondaveeti Vaagu reservoir.

    The initiative is likely to cost about Rs. 1,500 crore, according to the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA).

    “We can’t have a city with floods. The Kondaveeti Vaagu inundates 13,000 acres with about three TMC water each year. Elevating 10,000 acres of the capital city is one solution on the cards, and the initiative costs around Rs. 1,500 crore. Technically, they felt it’s worth it,” CRDA Commissioner N. Srikanth said. This apart, there are also plans to route water through drainage system, reservoirs, widening of channels and building flood gates, he said.

    Apparently, the Singapore planners were able to identify the problem immediately because of a similar experience they had with the Singapore River, according to a senior engineer of the Irrigation Department, who was part of the capital planning team. Using various strategies, they were able to reduce the area being inundated from 370 acres to 120 acres in Singapore, he said.

    Small reservoirs

    “They [Singapore] built small reservoirs at different points to retain the run-off. They also built the Marina Barrage at the mouth of the river. The water in the barrage was used according to need. Besides having structures and small tanks to retain water at different places, two big reservoirs, which can hold more than one tmcft, have been incorporated in the plan,” said the engineer who did not wish to be named.

    The on-line reservoir will be somewhere between Nidamarru, Neeru Konda and Tadikonda, while the off-line reservoir will be near Vaddamanu. The off-line reservoir will be a high-level one, and water will have to be pumped up to it.

    source:http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...y-2-metres-to-avoid-floods/article7248897.ece
     
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    First phase of Capital city to be completed in 4 years
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    Master plan’s golf course may need 100 acres

    The sports fraternity is excited by the inclusion of a golf course in the master plan for the new capital city Amaravathi.

    Former Andhra Pradesh Golf Association secretary Joseph Dawson said an 18-hole course would need 100 acres to be fully up to international standards. He said the course will have par 3 (four holes), par 4 (10 holes) and par 5 (four holes) distances. “We would need around 100 professionals for the smooth functioning of such a course.” Mr. Dawson, who is presently the Telangana Golf Association secretary, said a well-appointed golf course would have a club house with provision for catering, change rooms and store rooms for paraphernalia associated with the sport.

    “However, the biggest task would be maintaining the greenery and keeping the environs clean. The fairways (the distance from the tee-off point to the hole) should be in condition. Trees would have to be nurtured. We can also make provisions for floodlights.”

    source:http://www.thehindu.com/todays-pape...-course-may-need-100-acres/article7263235.ece
     

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