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Naidu Mulling Changes In Assembly Design?

Following criticism from various quarters, including from his own Telugu Desam Party, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is understood to be considering changing the design of the proposed Assembly building complex in the new capital city of Amaravati.

The designs for the Assembly and High Court building complexes were made by Japanese architecture firm Maki and Associates. 

Naidu made a grand announcement a couple of days ago that the designs were trendy, modern and were of international standard. The designs were kept in public domain and within no time, there were strong objections from large sections of people. 

Even the TDP leaders started criticizing the designs, stating that they are not reflecting the Telugu culture. Particularly, the Assembly building design looked like an atomic reactor rather than an august house to represent people’s issues.

Apparently taken aback by the negative comments, Naidu is learnt to have asked the Japanese architects to consider making changes in the designs of the two building complexes in tune with the Telugu culture. 

If Maki and Associates does not come out with alternative designs, then those submitted by local architects would be considered.

The detailed structure reports of these buildings will be completed by April 2016 and the tenders will be called and finalized by February the next year. 

The government is keen to start the construction of the iconic buildings by May - 2017 and complete it by December - 2018.

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