The Foundation ceremony of Amaravati the People’s Capital of Andhra Pradesh.
The Foundation stone will be laid by Sri. Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister at 12.45PM, and presided by Sri. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid foundation stone for the capital city of Amaravati at Uddhandrayunipalem in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.
“We will first begin with the roads, Amaravati is a very attractive place. If we work with discipline, maintain law and order, adopt good work culture, it will help us reach the goal of making a great capital city with ease,” the CM said.
Amaravati Foundation Ceremony
12.40 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi doing Yatra Pratishta as part of Amaravati foundation laying ceremony.
12.45 pm: And there you have it. PM Modi has laid the foundation stone of the new capital city
1.35 pm: PM Modi is now addressing the gathering.
1.40 pm: Amaravati is going to be the focal point of the development and progress of Andhra Pradesh. I congratulate the state government and the people here: PM Modi
1.43 pm: I congratulate Chandrababu Naidu for the fast pace of progress for the construction of this proposed city: PM Modi
1.44 pm: I hope that Amaravati will be a model for innovative urban development technologies: PM Modi
1.48 pm: Andhra and Telangana may be two states, but the spirit is Telugu. Let these two states outperform each other in a bid for development and raise India’s image: PM Modi
1.51 pm: I’m sure, Andhra will lead an economic revolution: PM Modi
1.52 pm: When Atal ji was prime minister, three states were created. But there was not a drop of blood. There was amity and peace: PM Modi
1.57 pm: When I heard that soil and water were being brought from different places, I too brought soil from the Parliament compound and water from the Yamuna river: PM Modi
2.00 pm: The centre will ensure that every paradigm in the state reorganisation act will be followed in letter and spirit. My government will ensure that Andhra gets everything that it deserves: PM Modi
2.02 pm: Prime Minister has concluded his speech.
More than 15,000 policemen from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka and paramilitary forces have been deployed at the venue and at the vantage points along seven routes leading to the site, and to escort VVIPs. Twenty-five closed-circuit TV cameras have been installed at the venue.