In a first, the government of Andhra Pradesh issue bonds through its Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) to build the greenfield capital of Amaravati. The move received an overwhelming response with the bonds, in less than an hour, being oversubscribed more than one and a half times.
The bonds were floated by the APCRDA to a tune of Rs 1300 crore and ended up getting Rs 2000 crore within no time of trading on BSE. The first phase, which saw 600 bonds issued, evoked a good response and the second phase too, received an equally heartening response, thereby reaping favourable results for the government.
Reportedly, the CRDA officials have claimed that the Amaravati bonds were the largest number of bonds issued by any local authority till date.
The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) is an urban planning agency for the construction of the state’s capital, Amaravati. Notified on December 30, 2014, by the government of Andhra Pradesh, the authority covers the districts of Guntur and Krishna, including Amaravati.