Where is Amaravati?
Amaravati is the de facto capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The planned city is located on the southern banks of the Krishna river in Guntur district, within the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region.
The word “Amaravati” derives its name from the historical Amaravathi temple town, the ancient capital of the Telugu Rulers of the Satavahana dynasty. The word Amaravati translates as the place for immortals. The region was founded by Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu, who was the first king to have built a planned city in southern India.
The foundation stone for the new city was laid on 22 October 2015, at Uddandarayunipalem area by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is one of the big lenders supporting the construction of Amaravati, is helping in the creation of a state-of- the-art transportation infrastructure in the capital region. Besides, the JICA is teaming up with some other well-known Japanese enterprises for making Amaravati a smart city.
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