New state government reviewing Amaravati plans

Andhra Pradesh's new Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy (top), leader of the YSR Congress party, came to power in May after defeating incumbent Chandrababu Naidu of the Telugu Desam Party. An artist's impression of Amaravati, the new capital city of th
An artist's impression of Amaravati, the new capital city of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which is being developed with help from Singapore. PHOTO: SURBANA JURONG
Andhra Pradesh's new Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy (top), leader of the YSR Congress party, came to power in May after defeating incumbent Chandrababu Naidu of the Telugu Desam Party. An artist's impression of Amaravati, the new capital city of th
Andhra Pradesh's new Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy (left), leader of the YSR Congress party, came to power in May after defeating incumbent Chandrababu Naidu of the Telugu Desam Party.

Move triggers uncertainty over future of upcoming capital city in India's Andhra Pradesh

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.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 15, 2019, with the headline 'New state govt reviewing Amaravati plans'. Print Edition | Subscribe