Amaravati is the proposed riverfront capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the southern banks of the River Krishna in Guntur district. The new city will cover an area of 217.23 sq. km., within the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region. The foundation stone of the planned city was laid at Uddandarayunipalem village of Guntur district by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 October 2015. The cities of Guntur and Vijayawada are the major suburbs of the city.
The foundation for the city was laid at Uddandarayunipalem on 22 October 2015. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. N. Chandrababu Naidu. Chief Minister of 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 city.
Opening by Prime Minister Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi doing Yatra Pratishta as part of Amaravati foundation laying ceremony.
Japan State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) , Yosuke Takagi and Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu sign MoU on development of new capital city and industry cooperation. Japan Bank for International Cooperation Director General (Social Infrastructure) Noriko Nasu and AP Principal Secy Finance P V Ramesh sign MoU for facilitating foreign investments in new capital and region .
The Prime Minister has arrived. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Telangana CM K Chandrasekhara Rao and Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu are accompanying him.
PM Modi is now around the ceremonial fire.
Sivamani is performing at the event.
Keyboard player Stephen Devassy performing with Sivamani
Artistes performing as part of the ceremony.
PM Modi has laid the foundation stone of the new capital city