The Chief Minister reviewed the designs of the masterplans of Amrita Vishwa Vidya Peetham, a university spread across five campuses in three states in India. The university will include both, School of Engineering and School of Management, spread across 200 acres. Officials said that they will start operations in August 2018, and invited the Chief Minister for the Foundation Laying ceremony, which will be organized in the first week of February. Officials from LV Prasad Eye Hospital, Basavatarakam Cancer Hospital, Indo UK Institute of Health and Brahmakumari’s Universal Peace Retreat Centre also presented their designs and schedules for operations.
The Chief Minister said that all of them must ensure that their campuses and buildings should look iconic, and their operations must stick to the schedules and action plans prepared and also reviewed a presentation on the proposed Kalagramam in Amaravati. The presentation included NTR Kala Vedika (multipurpose auditorium), amusement parks, exhibition centre and a waterfront. Officials also presented ideas for the Urban Innovation Summit to be held in the second week of April. They presented their inference from 80 to 90 summits held worldwide, and the ideas inspired by them.
The Chief Minister said that thought leaders, policy-makers, innovators and young tech-savvy successful people should be invited, and the event should be a global level platform to exchange ideas on urban planning and technology. Officials presented proposals to widen access controlled green-field expressway, connecting Amaravati to Anantapur. The 393.6 km expressway passes through the districts of Kurnool, Kadapa, Prakasam, and Guntur.
The Chief Minister instructed officials to begin with the land acquisition procedures and said that the expressway should be maintained with a ROW (Right of Way) of 200m. He also suggested that industrial zones and townships can be created along Outer Ring Road, Inner Ring Road, and the Amaravati Anantapur Expressway. “This expressway must be of world class, and must be able to serve logistically as an industrial corridor”, he said at the meeting.
Phase 1 of the development of Inner Ring Road stretches along the length of 97.5 km and costs ₹7,624 crore. Four villages, Harishchandrapuram, Vaikuntapuram, Vaddamanu, and Peddaparimi, have come forward to hand over land for development. The Chief Minister suggested the officials to carry out the project in a hybrid model, which will develop the land pooled from villages, as well as the Inner Ring Road project.
The Chief Minister was informed that the ORR (Outer Ring Road) project has been approved by NHAI, along with the suggestions given by him. It will be 189 km long, and the entire project will cost ₹17,761 crore. It will be a six-lane road, with a land width of 150 m, and requires a total of 3,404 hectares of land. It will pass through 87 villages, in the 2 districts of Krishna and Guntur, and will consist of intersections with 13 NHs/SHs/MDRs.
He said, “We should make Amaravati the City of Iconic Bridges”, and instructed his officials to study the best practices from all over the world, to learn the best way of planning and developing bridges over the river Krishna. Officials also reported that all the finishing works of the Kanakadurga Flyover will be completed by March 31, 2018.
Secretary (Transport, R&B) Anil Chandra Punetha, Principal Secretary Ajay Jain, MA&UD Minister P. Narayana, CMD of Amaravati Development Corporation Lakshmi Parthasarathy and CRDA Commissioner Sreedhar Cherukuri were also present in the meeting.