Unique city gallery to come up in Amaravati 

Amaravati, April 26: A city gallery will come up in Amaravati which will serve as a  “Amaravati Experience Centre”. 

The first of its kind in India, it would engage people of the capital in the development process of the people’s capital. The gallery would come up in an area of 4.5 acres with a cost of 13.69 crores.

After studying city galleries in cities such as Singapore, Astana, Berlin and Chicago the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) officials came up with this concept. 

In a review meeting held on Amaravati project on Wednesday, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu reviewed the proposal.

The gallery would provide interfaces through physical models, virtual reality experience and exhibitions for people to participate in the growth of Amaravati. Besides this it will also show images depicting the past, present and future of Amaravati. 

The temporary structure will be built on existing infrastructure near the Amaravati foundation stone area and a semi- permanent structure would also come up to house the capital city model. 

The proposed number of visitors per day is 300 to 500 and may cross over 4,000 after its completion. Various concepts and designs for the city gallery were discussed by the officials and the Chief Minister has asked them to come up with more innovative designs in the next meeting. 

Later the Chief Minister reviewed the proposals for the development of Rajiv Gandhi River Front Park and integrated transportation plan. 

Chief Minister said that a more number of trees, walking and cycle paths and green ways should be developed keeping in view the climatic conditions of the State.  

The Chief Minister suggested that Amaravati should have a wide range of public transport facilities. He said that main centers in the city should be connected through metro and other centers through electrical buses. Small distance travel should be through waterways he added. 

The Chief Minister suggested that a beautiful replica of the historic Tirumala Temple be constructed on a hill.

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