Experts from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) would provide technical assistance to conduct a detailed traffic and transportation survey for the 217 Sq kms of Amaravati – the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, as well as the 8,603 Sq kms of capital region. Firms from various countries are working with AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) to plan the capital. With architects, designers and planners from Japan, China, Singapore, Netherlands, and the UK involved in planning and designing various components of Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh’s capital would be an assimilation of different styles of architecture, best practices from all over the world, and an environment that ensures good quality of living. They are bringing in native ideas, designs, aesthetics, and cultural influences and amalgamating it with Andhra culture at Amaravati.
Norman Foster from Britain and India’s Hafeez Contractor will be working in tandem as the Master Architect of Amaravati Government Complex and Iconic Buildings coming there. Both the companies have submitted joint bids when the tenders were called for and are now selected.
Guizhou International Investment Corporation (GIIC) of the Province of Guizhou in China has tied up with Hyderabad-based Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers and Consultants Pvt Ltd through a bidding process to prepare a master plan and detailed project report on infrastructure in the 217 square capital city area. The Chinese firm will provide assistance in designing and planning city-level infrastructure like water, gas and power supply, housing, sewerage treatment plants, storm water drainage system, roads and government buildings.
Netherlands-based Arcadis, a well-known engineering consultancy firm, teaming up with Tata Consulting Engineers, will be planning and designing thewater bodies (reservoirs, ponds and lakes, river drainage system, and canals) in and around Amaravatito rejuvenate water transportation. US-based CH2M Hill (programme management consultants) is likely to come on board as consultants to provide technical expertise to the top management of APCRDA.