Amaravati: As many as 18 towers of luxury flats for Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and All India Service (AIS) officers will come up in Amaravti, the upcoming capital of Andhra Pradesh, an official statement said on Wednesday.
Each flat will have built-up area of 3,500 sq ft and the towers will include a clubhouse and parking.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday reviewed the progress on the housing project for government employees at a a meeting of the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA).
The designs for the towers and villas and blueprints and layouts of houses were presented to him by Team One India Pvt. Ltd.
According to a statement from CMO, the government has finalized NCC, L&T and Shapoorji Pallonji as the contractors for the completion of the housing project within the next six months.
Naidu revised administration sanction for the housing to Rs 2,652 crore, from the previous proposed cost of Rs 1,991 crore.
Non-gazetted officers will have 22 towers with each flat comprising built-up area of 1,200 sq feet. Type 1 Gazetted officers will have 8 towers (1,800 sq feet) and Type 2 Gazetted officers will have 7 towers (1,500 sq feet). Class IV officers will have six towers with flats of 900 sq feet.
Benjamin Yap, who has now become the Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Consortium in Amaravati, informed the chief minister that the progress of different housing projects near the capital region is positive.
Naidu also announced all selected 123 farmers from the capital region will be sent to Singapore, for learning about the best practices in business and entrepreneurship. While the original plan was for sending 100 farmers, the Chief Minister gave the approval for more farmers.
"Their transition into the entrepreneurship sector must be smooth, so we must ensure that skill building is a continuous process," he said.
They are among the farmers who have given their lands for development of the state capital.
Naidu instructed the officials to make clear milestones, and ensure that all 32,000 families of the region are empowered, and become self-sustainable.
CRDA will allot 32 acres of land to 8 top schools to set up their campuses in Amaravati. Eight out of 11 top schools in the country have responded positively.
The Chief Minister told the officials to encourage more boarding schools, so that students from other states can also live here and study.
Naidu approved the establishment of a state level command centre, and allocated two acres for the same.
He also approved the set-up of a golf course across 70 acres, for national level events.