Singapore, Andhra unveil capital city's masterplan

Singapore and Andhra Pradesh have unveiled the masterplan for Amaravati, the Indian state's new capital city.

Amaravati will be a "green city" with a 145km mass rapid transit system, lots of green spaces and an extensive network of walkways and cycle tracks.

"Singapore has worked closely with the Andhra Pradesh government to complete the masterplan on schedule," said Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Trade and Industry and Home Affairs S. Iswaran at a joint press conference with Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu.

The masterplan is being designed in three phases by Singapore companies Surbana International Consultants and Jurong Consultants. It will guide the development of Amaravati till 2050.

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