Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asked officials to mount a massive flag post on the riverbed near Krishnaveni Ghat, on which the ADCL is working.
The Amaravati Development Corporation Ltd (ADCL) is getting ready to inaugurate the much-talked-about Vijayawada-Amaravati Gateway Project soon. The objective is to provide the people of Vijayawada with places of relaxation and to embellish the zones leading to the new capital.
This plan contains, convention centres, star hotels and other commercial spaces, in addition to the growth of green spaces. According to ADCL officials, the plan for the development of two pieces of land near Krishnaveni Ghat is ready. D Lakshmi Parthasarathy, Chairperson and Managing Director of ADCL, told TNIE, “We are ready with the plan to establish commercial spaces in the land opposite the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation office and in another land belonging to the Energy department near Rajiv Gandhi Park. We will hold a meeting with the stakeholders shortly and go for tenders.”
While a convention centre, star hotel and others are proposed in the land opposite the VMC office, exotic and ethnic food courts will come up in the land belonging to the Energy Department, where a substation is located now.
The long-pending restoration of Rajiv Gandhi Park will also take off in the next few months, the ADCL CMD said. The plan is to refurbish it into a theme park with a laser show, amphitheatre, food courts et al. Lakshmi Parthasarathy declared that “A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) has been formed and we are working on taking the project forward”. After the first phase of the prettification of Indrakeeladri, the ADCL has projected to take-off the second phase of works shortly.
Lakshmi Parthasarathy further added, “Since Indrakeeladri and its surroundings serve as a gateway to Amaravati, we are expediting the project. We are also preparing the plans to beautify KrishnaveniGhat and the abutting hillocks”.
The new plans under the Vijayawada-Amaravati Gateway Project will be taken up in a range of 28.9 acres in and around KrishnaveniGhat. The land is possessed by several departments, including Vijayawada Municipal Corporation – 12.91 acres, APSRTC – 2.93 acres, APTransco and APGenco – 3.91 acres, Water Resources (Public Works department) – 5.2 acres, and South Central Railway – 4.04 acres.