Amaravati: The blueprint for permanent structures of Andhra Pradesh assembly and high court as well as the master plan for the administrative city will be completed by September 15. Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu made key changes in the designs submitted by master architect Norman Foster on Wednesday. While the assembly will have the shape of the Kohinoor diamond, the high court complex will resemble a Buddhist stupa.
Briefing the media about the outcome municipal administration and urban development minister P Narayana said the assembly building, which will also accommodate the secretariat, will come up in 250 acres with 4.5 lakh square feet space in blocks of four and six floors. “The architects have informed us that they will submit the complete conceptual design by September 15, but the CM insisted that they complete the designs by first week of September,” he said. After completing conceptual designs, team will submit the structural designs with minute planning. “Later, we shall begin our work on the master plan and complete it as soon as possible,” he said.
The architects submitted high court designs with four-storey buildings in 250 acres. The structure will have 6 lakh square feet space. The Justice City, apart from housing the high court, will also have other related court buildings.
The CM directed the architects to show the designs of the high court to the Chief Justice of Hyderabad high court on Thursday. “The architects will come back to show the designs and then we will finalise them,” the minister said.
The general administration department will have interaction with the architects to know details of the chambers in the secretariat.
Speaking at the meeting, the CM said, “I am excited that we have reached the final stage of designs. There are high expectation on this city not only in India but all over the world. No one has ever built a city of this scale from the scratch.”
He said the city square to be developed in the city would be the main attraction in the capital city with cafeteria, restaurants, theatres and other recreative facilities. He suggested a few changes in the designs. The residences of the governor and the CM were planned to be built beside the city square, but he wanted them to be moved from there.