Hyderabad: After passing the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority Repeal Act, 2014(CRDA), the government issued directions directing the Amravati Metropolitan Region Development Authority (AMRDA) to replace the CRDA.

Orders were issued stating that the entire scope of the CRDA would henceforth fall under the purview of the AMRDA. This order came after the government repealed AP CRDA Act.

“The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority Repeal Act, 2020 repealed the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority Act, 2014. Whereas, as per the Section 3 (b) of the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority Repeal Act, 2020, the areas within the jurisdiction of AP Capital Region under the Principal Act, shall be deemed to be the area of the Amaravati Metropolitan Region Development Authority, which shall be notified by the Government on cessation of APCRDA,” J. Syamala Rao, secretary to Government said.

The governing committee will manage the assets and liabilities of erstwhile CRDA. The Committee is made up of 11 officers and members of the AMRDA with the municipal secretary as the vice-chairman. The committee will be headed by the Finance Secretary, AMRDA Commissioner, Guntur and Krishna district collectors and Director, Town Planning, Deputy Transport Commissioners.

The government has issued another order appointing Lakshmi Narasimhan as the commissioner for AMRDA.

“Regarding the appointment of the chairperson, the members from environment department and experts of national or international repute who possess knowledge in urban governance, urban planning, conservation, environment and transportation as members, orders will be issued separately,” said J. Syamala Rao.

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