VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) is keen on developing affordable colonies for the middle income group (MIG).
With huge response from the public over the venture developed at Navuluru in the capital region, the authority is now focusing on developing mega townships at Kesarapalli and three other locations surrounding the city.
The state government had directed the urban development authorities across the state to identify necessary land for developing smart cities for the housing of the middle class.
APCRDA, which became inactive after 2019 with the proposal for decentralisation of state capital, has once again become active and started an exercise for identifying the land for layouts.
Revenue authorities have identified land in Kesarapalli village which is just two kilometres away from Gannavaram airport. Market value of land in Kesarapalli is 70 lakh per acre and the government has decided to pay 1.86 crore per acre.
Similarly, APCRDA is gearing to develop another smart housing colony at Kothuru Tadepalli which is around 6 kilometres from the city. Farmers at Purushothama Patnam have come forward to give their 90 acre land to MIG project.
APCRDA commissioner Vijayakrishnan said they are working on developing smart layouts for MIG in an extent of around 450 acres. She said layout works will start soon after procuring land from farmers.