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A new capital in Andhra Pradesh

May 2015

Andhra Pradesh, India is set to get a new state capital; one which planners say will rival some of India’s most industrious and populous cities

Andhra Pradesh, India is set to get a new state capital; one which planners say will rival some of India’s most industrious and populous cities. However unlike other Indian urban projects, the design and build of the city will be entirely controlled by a collaboration of other countries, most notably Singapore. This is the first time such a partnership has been attempted at this scale and fittingly comes at a time when India strives to become a more globalised nation.


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  • Where is the new capital and why is it needed?
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