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Amaravati is the capital city of the
Indian state of Andhra
Pradesh. It is a newly planned city which derives its name from the
Amaravathi town located in
with neighboring Vijayawada,
Tenali form the metropolitan
region of Amaravati, namely
Andhra Pradesh Capital Region, which is
the largest populated region of
Andhra Pradesh state with a population
of 5.8 million as of the 2011 census, and is governed by APCRDA. The
capital city of
Amaravati is a new city planned in
Thullur mandal and
is different from the historical Buddhist town of Amaravathi.
Amaravati region is an important part and has been ruled by many
kingdoms from ancient history.
Amaravati was the capital city for
Satavahana kings and Vasireddy Venkatadri Nayudu.
2.2 Seat of government of Andhra Pradesh
6 Language and religion
7 Economy and infrastructure
12 See also
14 External links
The word "Amaravati" translates as the place for immortals.
Stone carvings of
The present-day capital region includes the ancient Amaravati. The
area has been ruled by the Mauryas, Satavahanas, Ikshvakus,
Vishnukundina, Pallavas, Telugu Cholas, Kakatiyas, Delhi Sultanate,
Musunuri Nayaks, Bahmani Sultanate, Vijayanagara Empire, Sultanate of
Mughal Empire successively before the founding of the
Nizam of Hyderabad
Nizam of Hyderabad in 1724. It was ceded to
France in 1750 but was
England in 1759.
Guntur returned to the Nizamate in 1768
but was ceded to
England again in 1788. It was briefly occupied by
Hyder Ali. It was then ruled by Vasireddy Venkatadri Nayudu. It was
Madras Presidency during the British colonial period.
As per the
Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act (2014),
the capital of the then newly formed state of Telangana, post
bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. However,
Hyderabad would remain as the
joint capital of both states for a period of time not exceeding ten
Amaravati is being built to serve as the capital of
The foundation for the city was laid at
Uddandarayunipalem on 22
October 2015. The Prime Minister of
India Narendra Modi，the Chief
Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu，the Chief Minister
Telangana Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao，the Japanese minister for
economy，trade and industry Yosuke Takagi，and the Singaporean
Minister for Trade and Industry
S. Iswaran laid the foundation for the
Seat of government of Andhra Pradesh
The majority of departments and officials of the
Andhra Pradesh State
Government are functioning from interim facilities located in the
Velagapudi area of Amaravati, with only a skeleton staff remaining
behind in Hyderabad. In April 2016, the office of the Chief
Minister of Andhra Pradesh,
N. Chandrababu Naidu
N. Chandrababu Naidu started its
operations from Velagapudi. The
Andhra Pradesh Legislature remained in
Hyderabad until March 2017, when it relocated to newly constructed
interim legislative buildings in Velagapudi.
The city is being built in
Guntur district, on the banks of the
Krishna River. The city will be 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south-west
Vijayawada and 24 kilometres (15 mi) north of Guntur.
Secretariat complex during Independence Day, 2017
Andhra Pradesh Capital Region, spread across
Guntur and Krishna districts
Amaravati is an Urban Notified Area and its urban development and
planning activities are undertaken by the
Corporation Limited and
Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development
Authority (APCRDA). The
Andhra Pradesh Secretariat at Velagapudi
is the administrative block for the employees of the state
APCRDA has its jurisdiction over the city and its the conurbation
Andhra Pradesh Capital Region. The capital city is spread
over an area of 217.23 km2 (83.87 sq mi), and will
comprise villages (including some hamlets) from three mandals viz.,
Thullur and Tadepalle. While, the seed capital is
spread over an area of 16.94 km2 (6.54 sq mi).
The table below lists the denotified villages and hamlets under their
respective mandals, which became a part of the capital city.
Abbarajupalem, Ainavolu, Ananthavaram, Borupalem, Dondapadu,
Modugulankapalem hamlets), Malkapuram,
hamlets), Nekkallu, Nelapadu, Pitchikalapalem, Rayapudi, Sakhamuru,
Thulluru, Uddandarayunipalem, Velagapudi, Venkatapalem
Krishnayapalem, Nidamarru, Kuragallu (including Nerukonda hamlets),
Nowlur (including Yerrabalem & Bethapudi hamlets)
Penumaka, Tadepalle (M) (Part) (Nulakapet, Dolas Nagar etc.),
M – municipality
The names in brackets are the hamlet villages of the respective
Night view of Prakasam Barrage
Language and religion
Amaralingeswara Temple in the
Amaravathi temple town
Telugu is the official language. Hinduism is the majority religion of
Economy and infrastructure
The State government has initiated the Singapore-based
Ascendas-Singbridge and Sembcorp Development consortium for the
capital city construction. The new capital city’s infrastructure
will be developed in 7-8 years in phases, at an estimated cost of
Nine themed cities are part of the capital city. Pi Data
Centre, 4th largest of its kind in Asia, with an investment of ₹600
crore (US$92 million) and Pi Care Services, a healthcare BPO were
inaugurated at Mangalagiri IT park. IT firms like HCL
VMware set up centres in Amaravati.
BRS Medicity with an investment of $1.8 billion to come up in
Mangalagiri Sarees and Fabrics produced in
Mangalagiri mandal, a part of the state capital, were registered
as one of the geographical indications from Andhra Pradesh.
SRM University, AP and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT-AP) had
already begun the classes in their respective campus in
Amaravati. Amrita University, Amity and Indo-UK Institute of
Health (IUIH) in collaboration with the King’s College, London are
among the others to set up their campus.
Amaravati Volvo bus of APSRTC at
Vijayawada bus station
Vijayawada Railway Station
Upgraded terminal at
Vijayawada International Airport
A road roller working on an arterial road in Amaravati
The buses operated by APSRTC from
Pandit Nehru Bus Station
Pandit Nehru Bus Station and NTR bus
station, connects the city with
Vijayawada and Guntur
respectively. Two new depots, North and South of APSRTC are
proposed to be constructed in the city. Auto rickshaws also
operate for shorter distances in the capital city area. The
Anantapur Expressway, supported by
Kurnool and Kadapa
Feeder Roads is an ongoing greenfield expressway project, which would
provide faster road access from the districts of Anantapur, Guntur,
Kurnool and Prakasam to Amaravati. The
capital road is an arterial road under construction to access the core
capital area from National Highway 16. The Vijayawada-Amaravati
road connects the city with Vijayawada.
Amaravati highspeed circular railway line would connect the
city with the nearby cities of Vijayawada,
Guntur and Tenali,
extending up to a length of 105 km (65 mi) with an estimated
cost of ₹10,000 crore (US$1.5 billion).
A view of Seed Access Road
The closest existing railway stations are Krishna Canal and
International Airport at Gannavaram serves the capital
region by providiing air connectivity to destinations across the
Amaravati Capital region is served by various seaports located nearby
Amaravati capital city. Ports like Machilipatnam, Bapatla, Chirala
Nizampatnam serve the city.
Vijayawada PWD ground
Indira Gandhi Stadium, Vijayawada
Cricket is the most popular sport of the region. ACA International
Cricket Stadium (or
Andhra Cricket Association International Cricket
Stadium) is a cricket stadium under construction at Nowlur,
Mangalagiri mandal, part of the state capital.
ACA–KDCA Cricket Ground (or Andhra Cricket Association–Krishna
District Cricket Association Ground) is the common name for series of
two cricket grounds located in Andhra Pradesh. It is located in the
Mulapadu of Krishna district, near Vijayawada. It is
under the jurisdiction of
Andhra Cricket Association and owned by
Krishna District Cricket Association (ACA–KDCA).
Anurag Thakur inaugurated the stadium on 30 May 2016. and
ofiicially inaugurated on 10 November 2016 by the Chief Minister of
Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu.
The Chief Minister
N. Chandrababu Naidu
N. Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the Mana Amaravati
app to have all government services integrated in one
Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority
List of planned cities
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