The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on 22 December 2014 passed the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) Bill, 2014 by voice vote. The Bill was presented in the Assembly by Dr. P Narayana, Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development.
The Bill seeks to establish the Capital Region Development Authority which will plan and enable building of the new state capital near Vijayawada.
The proposed legislation provides a legal sanctity to the government’s plan to procure land from farmers of the villages earmarked for construction of the new capital city by adopting land pooling system.
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu during the debate on the Bill assured that the capital is being planned with world-class facilities and will serve the purpose even during the 22nd century.
When: 22 December 2014