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Singapore delivers phase 1 of master plan to Andhra Pradesh government
SINGAPORE has delivered phase one of the master plan for Andhra Pradesh's new capital city to the Andhra Pradesh (AP) government, Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry said on Monday.
The 7,325 square kilometre capital region plan is the first of a three-stage master plan for the Indian city. Under the memorandum of understanding between Singapore and Andhra Pradesh, signed in December 2014, a capital region plan covering some 7,325 sq km, a capital city master plan covering 125 sq km and a detailed Seed Development master plan of about 8 sq km will be drawn up.
Surbana International Consultants and Jurong Consultants are the master planners for the project.
Phase one of the master plan was delivered during India's Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's visit to Singapore from March 30-31, 2015.
The plan identifies the appropriate long-term economic positioning of the existing towns and cities within the capital region and the context for the growth and development of the future Andhra Pradesh Capital City.
It also recommends a set of strategies to enhance connectivity and undertake transit-oriented urban development while protecting agricultural zones and heritage areas.