Looming polls worry Amaravati farmers in India

In the elections in India's Andhra Pradesh, the fight is between the ruling Telugu Desam Party and the YSR Congress Party. One important area in the state is Amaravati – the new, upcoming capital city being built with Singapore's help.
Above: Building works in Amaravati are in various stages of completion. Left: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's son, Mr Nara Lokesh, is contesting in Mangalagiri town for the Telugu Desam Party in Thursday's state assembly elections.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's son, Mr Nara Lokesh, is contesting in Mangalagiri town for the Telugu Desam Party in Thursday's state assembly elections.ST PHOTO: NIRMALA GANAPATHY
Above: Building works in Amaravati are in various stages of completion. Left: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's son, Mr Nara Lokesh, is contesting in Mangalagiri town for the Telugu Desam Party in Thursday's state assembly elections.
Building works in Amaravati are in various stages of completion.ST PHOTO: NIRMALA GANAPATHY

Those who gave land for capital city fear change in state govt may affect progress

Construction cranes dominate the skyline of an ambitiously planned city rising on the banks of the Krishna river between the cities of Vijayawada and Guntur in Andhra Pradesh state.

When work is completed, they will be replaced by skyscrapers, high-rise commercial and residential buildings and low-rise government offices in the new capital city of Amaravati, with lots of green spaces and a developed waterfront.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2019, with the headline 'Looming polls worry Amaravati farmers'. Print Edition | Subscribe