November 2015
Dear xyz,
This month’s scan has an update on the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh. The state government has acquired about 33,733 acres for Amravati through an innovative land-pooling method. We also include details of the action plans submitted the states of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh under AMRUT.

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Srikanth Viswanathan
Coordinator - Advocacy and Reforms


A Blueprint for Bangalore
A “Bangalore Blueprint” synthesis workshop was held on October 15 to draw a shared vision for Bangalore with a detailed road map and milestones. Participants included bureaucrats, city leaders, academicians, and eminent civil society members.

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HRIDAY projects approved
The HRIDAY National Empowered Committee has approved comprehensive action plans for eight mission cities. The plans, estimated to cost Rs.431 crores, cover the mission cities of Varanasi, Mathura, Ajmer, Dwaraka (Gujarat), Badami (Karnataka), Warangal (Telangana), Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) and Vellankani (Tamil Nadu). This to conserve core heritage assets of the cities and improve civic infrastructure.

PIB Release


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State Action Plans for AMRUT
Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat have submitted their State Annual Action Plans (SAAP) under the AMRUT mission. AP’s SAAP at an estimated cost of Rs 28,756.30 crores is for 31 Mission cities and towns. Gujarat has sought assistance of Rs 15,375 crores for 31 mission cities. So far, the AMRUT Apex Committee has cleared plans worth Rs 2,786.28 crores for 89 cities

PIB Release


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Work commences on Amaravati
The foundation stone for Andhra Pradesh’s new capital city, Amaravati, was laid on October 22. The capital’s master plan adopts a transit-oriented development approach and includes integration of Metros, Bus Rapid Transit systems and inter-city freight corridors and expressways. National Waterway 4 will also be developed to connect to other parts via rivulets and canals.

Amaravati Website

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