Anxieties revived over feasibility of new capital Amaravati

In a photo from April 7, 2019, building works can be seen in Amaravati, India. Farmers have long criticised as impractical the plan to build a concrete capital in one of India's most fertile agricultural regions.
In a photo from April 7, 2019, building works can be seen in Amaravati, India. Farmers have long criticised as impractical the plan to build a concrete capital in one of India's most fertile agricultural regions.PHOTO: ST FILE

On Monday, the Andhra Pradesh government cancelled a joint project with a Singapore consortium to construct the core financial district of the state's new capital.

As soon as Mr Anumolu Gandhi heard the news, he took a walk in his sprawling banana plantation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 13, 2019, with the headline 'Anxieties revived over feasibility of new capital'. Print Edition | Subscribe