Andhra Pradesh government has entrusted the task of preparing revised master plan of Amaravati to a Singapore firm on nominal basis.
Surbana, it is a Singapore-based consultant firm who had prepared three concept master plan for the capital city and now the firm has also get the work of revised master plan. Surbana will soon come out with the revised master plan which would include details about development land to be delivered to the farmer who had participated in the land pooling scheme.
However the government had invited tenders from the globe for the revised master plan and suddenly the government had changed its mind and allotted the work to Surbana on nomination basis.
According to the source, the team and experts of Surbana will stay in the Vijayawada to complete the assignment.
The official of Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA), Nagulapalli Srikanth said that Surbana has agreed to prepare the revised draft master plan. We will allot the work to the firm on nomination basis. The process will begin soon.
With the association of CRDA, the firm took about six months to prepare the design for new capital city. Although the master plan was submitted in July for which they did not charge any fees but it is not clear from the source that they will charge any fees for revised master plan or not.
The seek capital area covering 16.9 square meter and the revised master plan for the area will focus on the development includes government building and central business district and it will also include the layout for entire city capital city and capital region.
According to the source Singapore has expressed interest of participate in the development of new capital and the team has agreed to design the revised and detailed plan for the region. Along with this major plans, the team of experts of Surbana will also prepare the master plan for allotment of developed plots to the farmers, who gave up their land for Amaravati.
After the completion of revised master plan, the farmers will know the exact location of their commercial and residential plots. CRDA officials said that “We have requested the Singapore firm to complete the process within 45 days. It has agreed to station a team of experts in Vijayawada that had earlier operated from Hyderabad”.
Recently a high level meeting of expert consultations has been held in Vijayawada from which surbana will collect the recommendations made in the meeting. The master plan will soon available for public debate after its redefinition. The government is legally bound to put the master plan before the general public seeking objections or suggestions if any.