Capital Designs To Wait for Two More Weeks

The capital designs for Amaravati Government City, which were believed to be final, would have to undergo some more changes. The master designers, who have submitted the designs, were asked to make modifications and to come back in two weeks

Amaravati: The long wait continues for the AP government to clear the final designs of the Government City buildings in the core capital, Amaravati. The master designer Norman Fosters from UK, were asked to make some more changes and revert in the next two weeks. Though it was thought the designs submitted on Monday were final, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu suggested some more modifications to the Government buildings.

The Chief Minister is said to be unhappy with the design for the High Court as well and had reportedly directed the master designers to come up with better design. He had also advised the master designer to plan Dr Ambedkar statue on the South and NTR statue on the north of the Government City and proposed a massive 100-feet tower close to the Assembly. The tower would give a overall view of the city for the visitors.

The Chief Minister had also reportedly told the master designers to plan the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) next to the Raj Bhavan and have a Central Hall between the Assembly and Council, like that of the Parliament. Naidu had asked them to redesign the Secretariat and the offices of the Heads of Departments in one row. He had asked the designers to plan a massive convention center, trade center and an exhibition center to come up right in front of the Administrative Buildings of the government.

These changes are to be incorporated in the master design and have to be resubmitted to the government in the next two weeks. The government, after a thorough review, is likely to place them before the people for their review before taking a final call. It is likely to take a month or so for the government to finalise the design for the Government City, which has to be constructed by the Singapore Consortium.

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