Ever since, the successor state of Andhra Pradesh is formed, AP CM Chandrababu Naidu is envisioning a world-class capital for the state. In an attempt to turn his vision into reality, Chandrababu Naidu planned to built a high-tech capital city in a sprawling 30,000 acres of land and acquired most of it through Land Pooling System (LPS).
The latest is that Amaravathi, the proposed capital of the truncated state, now gets bigger as 153 more villages have been included. AP government has passed orders stating that 153 villages from Krishna and Guntur districts will now be part of Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA).
Out of 153 villages, 123 are from Krishna district and 30 villages belong to Guntur district. With this, the total area of CRDA has been increased from 7068.20 Square kilometres to 8352 Square kilometres. In Krishna district, the fresh mandals under CRDA are Jaggayyapeta, Penugranchiprolu, Vastavayi, Mailavaram, Nuziveedu, Muvva, Ghantasala, Challapallli, Mopidevi, Pamarru, Nandivada, Gudivada and Nandigama. At the same time, Achchampeta, Krosuru Sattenapalle, Phirangipuram, Yadlapadu, Pathipadu, Ponnuru, Bhattiprolu, from Guntur districts are also included in CRDA.
The move is expected to pave way for development of other villages, Mandals in th vicinity of CRDA. With this, it’s clear that Amaravathi gets bigger.