Following the bifurcation of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in 2014, the Andhra Pradesh government announced plans to construct a new capital city, called Amaravati. The new capital city, which is estimated to take 35 years to construct, would span 217 square kilometers (53,677 acres) and host a population of 4.5 million by 2050. More than 70% of the proposed area to be used for the capital consists of multi-crop irrigated agricultural land, and is home to 29 villages with a total population of 127,505.
Amaravati Sustainable Capital City Development Project
From 2016 - 2019, the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) considered providing critical initial financing to support the infrastructure needed for the new city, including roads, flood mitigation, and sewerage systems.