Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, will see Electric buses with no emissions. UK-based architects Foster and Partners suggest using only non-polluting, eco-friendly public transport, especially buses, and the government approved on Wednesday. The state’s new capital will see electric buses on roads of Amaravati administrative city with dedicated stops.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu confirmed news after meeting Foster and Partners at Vijayawada. Foster and Partners and Hafeez Contractor are the lead architects for designing the government complex. The presentation titled “Amaravati-The People’s Capital – Building a Sustainable Vision” was made by Foster and Partners.
The presentation provoked the green and blue spaces which say the city would consist 51 per cent greenery. Foster’s representatives said that the city includes natural landscapes and public parks. The vehicle-free zone encourages alternative sustainable methods of transport, provision for a dedicated bicycle, electric vehicles, and pedestrians routes.
The “Building Civic Pride: The People’s Capital” concept, the government complexes will be open for all. Cultural buildings should be integrated within the green and blue areas, urban squares and city squares should be attractive and inclusive.
Furthermore, Chris Bubb of Foster and Partners said that energy consumption could be reduced by 40-60 percent by using solar energy. Amaravati would not only just be a modern city but will also emerge as a smart city. This also integrates local arts and culture from all 13 districts and promotes Andhra Pradesh’s culture, heritage, and arts.
The designs suggested make Amaravati a walkable city with Vehicle-free zones and dedicated bicycle and pedestrian routes.