Just across the river bridge from crowded Vijayawada city is a bare landscape. The arms of construction cranes are frozen mid-air over incomplete skyscrapers. A car whizzes past every few minutes on a six-lane highway that was once envisioned as a river of traffic. Thousands of migrant workers, once here to help build infrastructure, left for home a few weeks ago.
This dusty, sprawling construction site is where a city, Amaravati, is meant to rise.
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