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The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) would lead to a helipad atop the 46 -storey tower.
Months of speculation over the location of the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu’s office in the new capital was set at rest on Saturday. He will sit in a plush office on the top most of 46th floor of a mega tower that will enable him to get a panoramic view of the capital.
This was disclosed by the Municipal Adminstration Minister, P. Narayana in the Assembly. The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) would lead to a helipad atop the 46 -storey tower. The VIPs and foreign dignitaries can reach the CMO directly through this helipad.
This building will be the tallest among the five mega towers forming the administrative core of the capital, the master plan for which was designed by the urban design architecture consulting firm, Foster +Partners founded by world famous, Sir Norman Foster. Four other towers will be of 40 floors each. Models of this enclave of five towers were displayed in the Assembly complex on Saturday for the benefit of the MLAs.
The Minister said that the Foster+Partners submitted the final designs of the structures and tender process for construction of the buildings will be started by April-end.
This Administrative enclave will be the central focus of the 217 square kilometre capital city along with the Assembly and High Court buildings. The Assembly building would be constructed on 8.5 lakh sq ft area and the one for High Court, on 2 lakh sq ft area. Administrative ”city” will be among the nine cities that encompass the capital, each of them earmarked for particular purpose, for instance High Court will be in the Justice City.
Mr. Narayana said apart from these nine cities, 27 townships will come up each with 10 neighbourhoods. In all 3840 apartments will be constructed including 144 for IAS officers with each of them measuring 3,500 sq ft. He said two ring roads will be developed– 186 km long Outer Ring Road and 97.5 km long eight lane inner ring road. A big park would be developed spread over 380 acres.
The Minister said a road network of 1600 km and five iconic bridges are planned. Five reservoirs will be developed to prevent floods in Kondaveetivagu and Palavagu areas.
The Minister said the state has submitted a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for taking up 11,600 cr works as part of capital development but the Central Government has released 1500 cr.
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