Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu targeted the Central government for its non-cooperation on Wednesday, when he inspected the on-going works in Amaravati. Accompanied by Ministers, legislators and officials, the Chief Minister took a field visit to the new capital area to take a personal look on the developmental works.
The Chief Minister inspected the road works and the building works for the officials, employees and Ministers residential quarters, besides the High Court complex. He said that the government was aiming at completing the construction of interim High Court complex by December 15 and set for its inauguration on January 1, 2019.
Chandrababu Naidu said that the present works worth Rs 30,757 crore are in progress, in various stages of completion, while the capital required Rs 48,116 crore.
The Chief Minister blamed the Central government for not helping the State despite the constitutional provisions in the Reorganisation Act and the political promises made by the BJP leadership. He alleged that the BJP leadership at the Centre was not honouring the constitutional responsibilities and resorting to political vendetta.
Chandrababu Naidu said he would construct the new capital despite the non-cooperation from the Central government. “I am an economics student and I know how to bring revenue to the State. I am also aware of how to repay the borrowed money,” Chandrababu Naidu told the media persons during the visit. He said he had plans to generate revenue for the State with the available lands in the capital. The construction activity would bring some additional revenue to the State, he said and asserted that he would be able to build the city that was promised three years ago.
Referring to the lands assigned to various companies in the capital city, the Chief Minister said that the government would take back those lands if the assignees fail to establish the institutions for which the lands were given. He wanted every institution that was given the lands should be built and start operations to make Amaravati a livable city.