PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for Andhra Pradesh's new capital city
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone Amaravati, a new capital city of Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of Dussehra and Vijaya Dashmi.
The foundation stone of new futuristic capital city of the state was laid at a grand ceremony held in Guntur district.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu along with other guests participated in the rituals to mark laying the foundation.
- The name Amaravathi was chosen in view of the historical, spiritual and mythological significance as it was ancient seat of Satavahana kingdom.
- Located between Vijayawada and Guntur region of state on the banks of Krishna River. It is only place where river flows north direction instead of east or south.
- State government had inked MoU with Singapore government agencies for preparing the master plan for Amaravati. It was submitted in July 2015.
- The capital city will house state Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council, High Court, Secretariat, Raj Bhavan etc. in area covering 16.7 sq km.