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    Andhra to Lay Foundation Stone of New Capital Amaravati on October 22

    HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh government will perform foundation stone-laying ceremony of the new state capital Amaravati in Guntur district on October 22 and invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi besides his counterparts from Singapore and Japan for the event.

    In a media briefing here after the cabinet meet today, state IT minister P Raghunath Reddy said the government also approved the metro rail project with a cost outlay of over Rs 6,000 crore.

    "The cabinet has decided to lay the foundation stone on October 22 on Vijaya Dasami (Dasara). The cabinet also decided to invite our prime minister and prime ministers of Japan and Singapore," he told reporters.

    The cabinet also decided to waive 14 per cent VAT on gas for supply to power projects, facilitating 250 mw power generation.

    It also approved new excise policy to be effective from July 1, he further said.


    source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/sta...i-on-October-22/2015/06/17/article2872027.ece
     
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    AP to take up survey of Krishna along Amaravati

    HYDERABAD: The AP government has decided to take up a full-fledged survey of river Krishna along the proposed capital city Amaravati. The Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) will soon assign the task to private consultants. According to officials, this is the first time that such a survey is being conducted along river Krishna to study the hydrological and hydraulic aspects of the soil in the vicinity.

    "We have proposed to create water pondage from Prakasam barrage up to the outer boundary of Amaravati. Since new buildings are being constructed in the capital area, it is important to understand the hydraulic and hydrological aspects. The data will be ready before the construction begins," said Nagulapalli Srikanth, CRDA commissioner. The survey will cover 25 villages in Guntur district.

    River Krishna forms the northern boundary of the proposed capital city. The exercise will lay special emphasis on the area up to 5 km from the barrage, and 0.50 km beyond national highway 9.


    According to officials, there will be digital mapping of the villages, including the flood bank, farm land, buildings, water flow area, islands, flora and fauna, sand mounds and roads, among others.

    This exercise will be helpful for the CRDA as the government wants to undertake tourism and navigation activity. The survey will also help officials protect the islands near the river.

    The CRDA will select the consultants through bidding. The data on high flood and low flood levels will be collected for future planning during floods.

    source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...shna-along-Amaravati/articleshow/47742217.cms
     
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    Amaravati to get its very own zoo

    VIJAYAWADA: In line with its grand vision envisaging world-class facilities at Amaravati, the state government has mooted the idea of setting up a zoo, nature park and even a lion safari in the core capital.

    According to sources, chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu recently directed the principal conservator of forests AV Joseph to scout for an appropriate plot that could house an ecological centre including the three aforementioned establishments.

    Since the CM gave specific instructions that the zoo, lion safari and nature park should come up in a forest area, officials from Vijayawada and Guntur inspected the woods near Mangalagiri, Nidumukkala and Kondaveedu over the past couple of weeks.

    K Mishra, Conservator of Forests, Vijayawada told TOI that they are looking at the feasibility of having a zoo, lion safari and nature park in Kondaveedu. The report will be submitted to the CM soon.

    To a query as to why they liked the location, Mishra replied: "Kondaveedu has a natural forest. The growth of flora and fauna is great. Key for any ecological centre is to have water resources close by. The forest land is rich with water resources, which makes it a natural choice."

    Forest officials averred that connectivity with the new capital as well as cities like Vijayawada and Guntur is vital in the development of ecological centre. "As exotic species are hardly to be found at Kondaveedu, we have to procure animals from various conservatories and other zoos if we set up a nature park there," Mishra explained.

    The department is excited about the prospect of new ecological centre. "Post the state's bifurcation we were left with only two zoological parks at Visakhapatnam and Tirupati. A zoo in the new capital is a great idea but it will take time to come up. Even if all the permissions are expedited and construction works are taken on a war footing, it would take at least two years to complete the works," informed G Ashok Kumar, deputy conservator of forests, Vijayawada.

    However, certain sections in the state government are opposing Kondaveedu as the centre. Reportedly, they are citing proximity issues. Kondaveedu is farther than Mangalagiri and Nidumukkala. They are proposing Nidumukkala which has a forest cover of 3,500 acres.

    source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...get-its-very-own-zoo/articleshow/47756859.cms
     
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    Australian infra firms eye pie of smart city, Amaravati projects

    With the emerging opportunities in mining, infrastructure and road development, areas it specialises in, Downer Group is looking for joint venture partners.
    Australia has plenty to offer by way of technology and expertise in the area of infrastructure as India gets ready for smart cities, and Andhra Pradesh gives shape to the new capital, while Telangana gears up for more development.


    source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities...t-city-amaravathi-projects/article7353593.ece

     
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    Singapore team studies Amaravati flood scenario

    A team of engineers and urban planners from Singapore visited the capital area of Amaravati on Thursday to come up with a plan to divert future floods from the Kondaveeti drain into a reservoir to meet the drinking water requirements of the capital.

    A reservoir that can take in 7,000 cusecs of flood discharge is being proposed at Vadlamanu village in Thullur mandal. It would be built with a +40-80 contour level with a capacity of 5 TMC.

    The Singapore team, comprising of Kiwan Chang, Atu Ann, Peoh Soonki, also proposed storage ponds at Lam, Neerukonda and Krishnayapalem to store flood waters.

    The team studied the potential drinking water requirements of the future capital. The Pulichintala project, the in and out canals of the thermal power station near Ibrahimpatnam, and pollution of the Krishna river were some of the subjects of their study. The SE of Guntur Irrigation Circle, K.V.L.P Chowdary, Deputy EE M. Babu Raoapprised the team on the flood flow .



    source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities...s-amaravati-flood-scenario/article7356839.ece
     
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    Underground Power cables in Amaravati

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    Japan ready for AP work

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