Andhra Pradesh municipal affairs minister P. Narayana released the final Amaravati Master Plan here on Monday night, as per which the need for removal of houses would be to the minimum.
The minister said the CRDA had solicited objections from the public for the last one month and “some 99 per cent of these objections related to roads.” Out of this, 90 per cent objections were sorted out and cleared. The government has taken steps to avoid loss for houses as far as possible, he said. 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. The villagers need not worry over present road plans, the minister said.
However, the minister said the government would go for land acquisition from February 28, when there is no option other than taking a few pockets of land that is yet to be given by landowners for the capital city works. The government would give another one month’s time for raising objections. A Chinese company would take up the public utilities works from April first week, he said, and added that the government would expedite the remaining process.
Besides, the minister said the government had taken steps to provide plots for landowners nearer to their villages. Landowners of Tallayapalem would also be given developed plots. The alignment for Krishna river bund would not be changed and reservoirs would be constructed for low laying areas in the capital region for diverting Kondaveeti Vaagu, he said.