New state govt reviewing Amaravati plans

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Jagan Mohan Reddy taking his oath during the swearing-in ceremony in Vijayawada on May 30, 2019. PHOTO: AFP
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NEW DELHI - Amaravati city, which is being developed with Singapore's help, appears to have run into trouble, with a new government reviewing all ongoing works and cutting finances - triggering uncertainty over the future of the state capital project.

Andhra Pradesh's new Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, who came to power in May after defeating incumbent Chandrababu Naidu of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), has indicated that the project is not a priority for him, allotting just 5.5 billion rupees (S$110 million) in a Budget presented on Friday (July 12).

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