Amaravati: A.P. Capital Region Development Authority (AP-CRDA) Commissioner Cherukuri Sreedhar told village committees that creation of infrastructure in LPS layouts has reached the tendering stage and that works in Zone 1, for which bids were already invited, would tentatively commence on September 11.
Funds had been mobilised for providing the LPS infrastructure at an estimated cost of ₹18,800 crore in a total of 12 LPS zones, he said in a meeting on LPS infra on Friday. The LPS infrastructure would be fully developed in about three years from now and the maintenance responsibility for seven years was being vested with the contractors with effect from the completion of the construction (of the infrastructure).
Officials of the CRDA gave a presentation on central command system, smart infrastructure plan, road network and underground ducts, drinking water supply, waste-to-energy plants and other facilities.
CRDA Director (lands) B.L. Chennakesava Rao and others participated. In a separate meeting with the government employees’ unions, Mr. Sreedhar said houses to be constructed in Amaravati across the categories, from VIP housing to quarters for Class-IV employees, would be of the best quality and have all facilities set amidst green locales.
He said plans were drawn up for the construction of residences/quarters for MLAs, MLCs, IAS officers, gazetted and non-gazetted officers and Class-IV employees and consultations were under way with all the stakeholders. Of the 1,350 acres for which the master plan had been drafted, 600 acres would have greenery and a big park was being developed at Sakhamuru in about 250 acres. These would serve as the lung-spaces.
IPS Officers’ Association secretary N. Madhusudan Reddy, APSRTC Vice-Chairman and Managing Director M. Malakondaiah, AP-NGO’s Association president P. Ashok Babu and Secretariat Employees’ Association president U. Murali Krishna were among those present.