Amaravati Master Plan 2050 has been created for Amaravati with its population of 103,000 as of 2011 census. The city is being built in Guntur district, on the banks of the Krishna River. The city will be 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) south-west of Vijayawada and 24 kilometers (15 mi) north of Guntur. Amaravati is the de facto capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The planned city is located on the southern banks of the Krishna River in Guntur district, within the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region. The foundation stone was laid on 22 October 2015, at Uddandarayunipalem area by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The city of Guntur and the metropolitan area of Vijayawada are the major conurbations of Amaravati.
Amaravati Final Master Plan 2050 was released by Andhra Pradesh Municipal Administration & Urban Development Minister Narayana & CRDA secretary. Master Plans for Amaravati have been prepared by highly reputed international consultants such as Surbana Jurong, Aarvee-GIIC TCE-Arcadis, and Norman Foster. The Andhra Pradesh government has notified the Amaravati final master plan, the 217-sq-km new capital region. The land pooling plan contains micro details such as land use, infrastructure and zoning for the 29 villages in the capital region. Most of the objections that were raised by land pooling farmers were regarding roads in capital city Amaravati. Farmers requested not to destroy their houses for construction of the roads. Changes were made to Amaravati Master Plan 2050 keeping farmers concerns and made necessary changes. The number of houses that has to be evacuated has been decreased to 360 from 3600. CRDA accepts objections from farmers for next 30 days. CRDA officials has conducted workshop on Amaravati Master Plan and it’s been changed based on suggestions.
As per officials, a few changes have been made in the final Master Plan. The officials approved the plan to form the roads straight in four directions around the Amaravati capital. Nearly 360 houses will be removed against the original plan proposal for removal of 3,600 houses.
Vision of Amaravati Master Plan 2050
- The capital city will rise on the banks of the Krishna River, between the existing cities of Vijayawada and Guntur. Named after an ancient Buddhist city, Amaravati will be the seat of the Andhra Pradesh government. It will also be a city where Andhra citizens and people from all over the world can live, work and play.
- The five key features of the Amaravati Master Plan are: i) growing a vibrant economy; ii) creating a livable Indian city; iii) enhancing connectivity and active mobility; iv) ensuring sustainability; and v) the People’s Capital.
- The delivery of the Amaravati Master plan 2050 marks the second milestone in the three-stage plan of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between International Enterprise Singapore and the Infrastructure Corporation of Andhra Pradesh. The first stage, the
Capital Region Plan, was completed and handed over to the Andhra Pradesh government on 30 March 2015. The mission was to develop an Integrated Solid Waste Management Master Plan.
Besides being the seat of power, Amaravati will be a commercial hub for existing regional industries such as agri businesses and logistics and catalyze new ones such as Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) and pharmaceuticals.
The plan has designated a Central Business District, commercial zones in town canters, as well as industrial parks. In addition, it supports job creation in residential neighborhoods so that people can work near their homes.