Amaravati-A dream turned Grudge ?

Amaravati-A dream turned Grudge ?

Amaravati-A dream turned Grudge ?
September 04
06:41 2019

Amaravati- a dream turned Grudge to nightmare and confusion .Whether in history or in modern times Amaravati seems to be jinxed. 

Amaravati 2000 years ago failed to thrive as the capital of the Satavahanas for long. Now, under 4 years of its construction on the banks of river Krishna, a big question mark stares at its future.    The ‘Dream Capital Of former Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu has turned into a grudge for his successor YS Jaganmohan Reddy . The heavily politicalised project has niw ended as a nightmare for thousands of farmers whose fertile land was acquired for building it.And a confusion for investors ,developers, bureaucrats and promoters associated with it .

If Naidu ballooned his ideas of building one of the best capitals in the world with drawings from renowned architects from Britain and Singapore as well as ideas from SS Rajamouli of Bahubali fame, Jagan is set to burst the balloon and cut the entire project to size.Mire Ir shelve it and divide the csptital to four regions .

 As the ‘ Dream to reality’ sequences play out in Andhra Pradesh between the Telugu Desamand YSR Congress Party, confusion reigns supreme. Farmers are agitated, politicians are mud-slinging and contractors have been put to rest as work has come to a grinding halt and the image of the State is getting eroded . The State already reeling under a huge public debt of Rs 2.25 lakh crore and current financial situation under a precarious position has already spent thousands mof crores on preliminary works, design, land alienation, contracts, buds etc .
   Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone in 2015. Chandrababu Naidu, the CM unveiled grandiose plans, which were impractical from ab initio, and built a few temporary structures and got the place into working mode. Then in Opposition  YS Jagan launched a scathing attack alleging corruption and questioning the suitability of the location of the capital. In 2019, his YSRCP won a landslide victory and as promised, he has started correcting Naidu’s blunders in his own style of demolishing everything.  

While strong political leaders duel over egos, personal & party gains, we the people institutions and environment become victims and casualty .    At present Amaravati, is not a Centre of tourist attraction or an ancient cultural destination but a ‘Capital of Confusion’.If shifted out as per Jagan designs , it could d become yet another monumental relic of modern times .  In nutshell ,Amaravati appears to become an abandoned dream capital once again .


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