VIJAYAWADA: Terming the verdict of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), which gave a nod to the State government to expedite the works of capital city Amaravati, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asserted that the government will develop the capital as a green and blue city.
“Some evil forces attempted to thwart the works of the capital city. But the NGT, which went through the facts, delivered its verdict in favour of the government and approved the construction of the capital,” said Naidu.
Stating that 99 per cent people are supporting the construction of Amaravati and only one per cent is opposing it, he maintained that Amaravati would be constructed as one of the five top cities in the world.
Addressing the public after launching the plantation drive at Mandadam village in the capital region of Amaravati on Saturday, the Chief Minister said that plans are on to take up beautification works in all the district headquarters.
Making it clear that the government will not increase electricity charges, the TDP chief said they are contemplating to reduce power charges.Stating that the government is prioritising solar power and will launch solar vehicles, he said that the government is promoting use of technology in agriculture.Municipal Administration Minister CRDA vice-chairman P Narayana said that tenders have been called for works worth `14,000 crore in Amaravati and announced that the new capital works will start from January 2018.
Government keen on increasing the forest area to 50 per cent from the present 27 per cent in the State – CM
Kondaveedu stream to be beautified and will be a necklace to Amaravati city – CM Saplings to be planted on both sides of 330 kms road stretch in Amaravati Steps are going on to raise 5.50 lakh plants in 9,000 acres in the capital city.