AP to build its’ capital in 5 Years: Babu


Andhra Pradesh government has decided to build its capital city in 30,000 acres comprising clusters. However, it has also decided to complete  the task in five years. The news really provided relief to those awaiting to get rid off joint capital menace ever since the state was bifurcated on June 2, 2014.

In a meeting with the members of the Capital Advisory Committee at Secretariat today, the Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu naidu said that the process of procuring land would be through land pooling system (LPS). Only if land owners refuse to give land would the government opt for land acquisition.

Under the LPS, 50 per cent of the land would be earmarked for common assets. The Chief Minister directed the committee to expedite the process of land pooling and said a special officer would be appointed to look into LPS.

The land pooling certificate, which would confer transferable rights on the reconstituted land, will be given to the land owner after the notification of layout plan is out.

The Chief Minister said that district collectors with respective to local legislators and ministers would take responsibility of convincing land owners for land pooling system.

In the meeting, it was also decided that an additional incentive in the form of Rs25,000 per acre, escalating at the rate of 5% each year, for a period of 10 yrs, or till the first transaction, would be given to each land owner. The land owners would enjoy the exemption from payment of stamp duty, registration fee and NALA.

Landless poor who lose their livelihoods will be provided training and other assistance for skill upgradation for employment opportunities, the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister with the committee decided that proposals could be initiated for the beautification and development of Vijayawada and Guntur. Further, the existing VGTM-UDA would be dissolved before the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) is notified.

The committee also decided that a Urban Development Authority (UDA) for Visakhapatnam would be formed on the similar lines of the capital city. The Chief Minister would be the chairman of this UDA.