According to the sources, Naidu finalized Amaravati as the name of his upcoming capital on the banks of river Krishna on the rationale that in one stroke, a new modern capital can be linked to history dating back to at least 2000 years when the small town of Amaravati, which is about 32 km away from the core capital region, was a major Buddhist center.India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh has been looking for a new capital city after it was divided in two to create the new state of Telangana last year.And, according to state government officials it is likely to choose Amaravathi – a famous pilgrimage center for Hindus and Buddhists. The development of the capital region “will begin after the project blueprint gets to decide,” P. Narayana, the state’s Urban Development and Municipal Administration Minister, told India Real Time Tuesday.
The construction work will commence by the end of June and be completed in the next three years, Mr. Narayana said. Apparently, the CM zeroed in on Amaravati after discussing it with historians and Vaastu experts. The TDP government has already acquired 33,000 acres of land from farmers of 26 villages to build the core capital on the banks of river Krishna. As per indications, the foundation stone for the capital would be laid on June 12 in a grand ceremony.