A total of 2,440 fresh projects with an investment to the tune Rs 6,07,599 crore were announced between FY15 to Q3/FY19 in the state of Andhra Pradesh as per the data mapped by Projects Today.
There are five major classifications of sectors on investment front, namely Manufacturing, Mining, Power, Services & Utilities and Irrigation. Amongst them, the Services & Utilities sector took the first position, with an investment of Rs 3,47,753 crore by attracting 1,630 projects.
Under Services & Utilities sector major investments were seen in Transport Services (Roads, Railways) and Community Services (Hospitals, Tourism, etc). Transport Services attracted 801 projects at an investment of Rs 2,63,831 crore, whereas Community Services saw 470 projects at a corpus of Rs 34,752 crore.
Giant projects in the Services & Utilities (Infrastructure) sector
- The Irrigation & CAD Department, Andhra Pradesh, plans to implement Godavari-Penna River Linking project from Harishchandrapuram village to Nekarikallu village in Guntur district at an investment of Rs 83,796 crore.
- The Roads & Buildings Department, Andhra Pradesh, plans to develop 557 km Amaravati-Anantapur highway. The project will be six-lane for 208 km and four-lane for the rest. Two feeder highways connecting Kurnool and Kadapa towns will be part of the expressway. The mega road project worth Rs 25,000 crore will start at the outer ring road of Amaravati city and go through Guntur, Prakasam, Kurnool, Kadapa and YSR, and terminate at the Anantapur-Bengaluru bypass road on the outskirts of Anantapur.
Manufacturing was another sector which saw a huge investment commitment during the period. The sector which accounts for mega industrial projects saw investment commitment to the tune of Rs 1,91,058 crore. A total of 538 projects have been announced in this sector. The Electricity & Non Conventional Energy was another sector which also attracted positive investment commitment of Rs 54,953 crore between FY15 to Q3/FY19.
Amaravati Capital City- People’s Capital
Amaravati, also christened as the People’s Capital, is a planned capital city of the state which will extend across 217 sq km area. The city will see development of smart infrastructure, including government complexes, Land Pooling Scheme (LPS) Infrastructure, start- up areas, road networks, 24 x 7 water supply, sewage and sanitation, solid waste management, transport system, power and gas supply, information and communication technology, and so on. The announcement of founding of the new capital was made in 2014.
The city is being designed to have 51 percent green spaces and 10 percent water bodies, with a plan to house some of the most iconic buildings. The city is being modelled on Singapore. Nine theme cities on government, finance, justice, health, sports, media, electronics, will be built within the city.
A mega hospital project ‘BRS Medicity’, spread over 100 acre of land parcel will come up at Dondapadu. The hospital project by BRS Medicity Healthcare & Research will see development of Medical University, 1,500-bed Super-Specialty Hospital, Medical device manufacture industry, Stem Cell Research Center, Analytics and Quantum Center, International Baccalaureate (IB) School, Naturopathy and Yoga Center and Hotel with 150 keys and service apartments for patients & companions of patients.
Amaravati Happy Nest, a luxurious residential complex being developed by the AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA), will come up near Nelapadu. The project will spread over 14.46 acre of land, comprise 12 towers of two parking floors+G+18 floors with 1,200 two BHK and three BHK flats, including modern amenities like club house with fully equipped air-conditioned gymnasium, aerobics hall, yoga/ meditation room, spa, swimming pool and jacuzzi along with indoor and outdoor sports facilities. The project consists of more than 80 percent green cover on site, rain water harvesting, sewage treatment plant, solar power, etc.
The Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board plans to develop Hyperloop project, a tube modular transport system from Amaravati to Vijayawada in length of 35 km. The Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) will subsequently introduce its Hyperloop Transportation System for the first time in India as the project enters Phase-II. It will be taken up in three phases with the initial phase running into five to 10 km straight section at Amaravati and the northern and southern sections which can be built in two phases or undertaken simultaneously. HTT also proposes to set up a manufacturing complex that will focus on several aspects of Hyperloop project such as building the tube, capsule, track and 3D printing. The project is expected to create over 2,500 jobs.
Apart from this, the AP Capital Region Development Authority is also developing state secretariat and HoD office buildings at Amaravati Government Complex, Rayapudi. The project will spread over 41 acre of land and comprise four towers with modern amenities. The built-in area is around 69.5 lakh sq ft and 1.3 lakh sq ft with parking facility for 4,000 cars. It also includes rooftop helipad on the 15th floor above the Chief Minister’s office. The project will create employment opportunities for 16,000 people.
The nodal agency is also constructing administrative complex, Legislative Assembly Building, houses for legislature members, all India services officers, ministers and judges.
The Amaravati Capital City Development Project consists of multiple projects in three phases over a period of 35 years. The city is expected to be functional by the end of the second phase in 2024, when most of the buildings, luxury hotels, universities, business complexes will be operational.
Government and Private Sector overview
Ownership-wise, 1,602 fresh projects worth Rs 3,54,289 crore were announced by the government. The private sector also remained at positive note in announcing fresh projects in the state. The fresh project commitment by private entities between FY15 to Q3/FY19 was 838 projects worth Rs 2,53,310 crore.
The following table represents an overview of fresh project announcements by the government and private organisations between FY15 to Q3/FY19.
Under Execution Projects
Most of these projects which are currently under execution are in the Services & Utilities, Manufacturing and Irrigation sectors. Once completed, these projects will add to the economic development of the state and also create job opportunities for many.
Some of the mega projects currently underway:
- The Rashtriya Ispat Nigam (RINL) has envisaged to expand capacity of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant from 3.5 million tpa to 10 million tpa. The major expansion will be carried out in phases. The project will involve setting up captive power plant, oxygen plant, new wire rod mill, heavy structural wing and compact strip mill, steel melt shop, among others.
- Yeswanth Industrial Infrastructure Projects is setting up a multi-product industrial park at Perupalem in West Godavari district. The industrial park will come up over 500 acres of land parcel and also include 1,320 MW thermal-based power unit, multi-product special economic zone (SEZ) and industrial residency. The project is expected to be ready by 2021-end.
- The Irrigation & CAD Department, Andhra Pradesh, is implementing Galeru Nagari Sujala Sravanthi irrigation project in the state. The project which will be implemented in phases will see irrigation facilities to an area of 3.25 lakh acre in Cuddapah, Chittoor and Nellore districts.
Mega Project Completed
SunEdison Energy India has set up 500 MW solar-based power unit at Panyam in Kurnool district. The project has been set up across 5,000 acre of land at an investment of Rs 5,000 crore. The project was part of 1,000 MW under the National Solar Mission (NSM) Phase-II, Batch-II, and Tranche-I.