Amaravati: London-based Foster + Partners (F+P) presented the revised master plan of the core government buildings in Amaravati titled ‘Amaravati-People’s Capital-Building Sustainable Vision’ to Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in the Interim Government Complex (IGC) at Velagapudi in Guntur district on Wednesday.
As per the improvised plan, 51% of the capital city will be covered by greenery, 10% will have waterfront, 14% road infrastructure and 25% buildings.
Mr. Naidu suggested that public transportation in the administrative city of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) should be based on electricity and that a waterway should be laid from the reservoir being built on the downstream of K.L. Rao Sagar (Pulichintala) project to Amaravati to ensure uninterrupted water supply. He said there should be no scope for pollution and the city must have lush green landscaping both for the sake of aesthetic appeal and clean environs.
The Foster + Partners stated in their revised plan that by sourcing the material required for construction of the capital city locally, employment could be created for people of the region. They had also advised that the abundantly available sources of non-conventional energy should be tapped with due focus on their storage.
The vast area under greenery is intended to keep the temperature in the capital city cool. The F+P suggested that digital infrastructure and Internet of Things should be deployed extensively to make Amaravati a smart city.
Mr. Naidu instructed the Minister and officials to put the revised plan for public discussion for giving it a final shape. Foster + Partners Chris Bubb, Robert Harrison, Robert Seymour and Harsh Thapar, noted Indian architects Hafeez Contractor, Nishant Gupta and Achyut Watve were among those present.