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.

Key facts

  • 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.

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