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Sivaramakrishnan Committee suggests State Capital in between Krishna-Guntur


July 26, 2014 - Hyderabad

The expert committee appointed by the Union Government to study various alternatives for establishing of new State Capital for Andhra Pradesh on Saturday met the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.

The five member committee headed by former Union Development Secretary KC Sivaramakrishnan had met the AP Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday and placed their findings before him.

The Sivaramakrishnan committee has suggested him that the State Capital may be formed in between Guntur-Vijayawada that will give equal distance to Ananthapur and Srikakulam. It suggested to lay a 184 km ring road in between Krishna-Guntur.

The committee toured Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Guntur, Kurnool and Tirupati as part of the exercise and submitted a preliminary report to the Chief Minister last month. However, Chandrababu Naidu is inclined to establish the State Capital in between Guntur-Vijayawada but was waiting to make a final call from the Committee.

Sivaramakrishnan committee will submit report by August 20

‘We have not told that the State capital would be constructed in between Guntur-Vijayawada’, said AP Minister for Town Planning P Narayana. Speaking to media after Sivaramakrishnan committee met the Chief Minister said that the government has informed the committee of the government views.

Narayana said that the committee said that they would consider the best capitals in the world and suggested Islamabad, Putrajaya, Shanghai and Malaysia type capitals. Narayana said that the State Capital will be well connected by train, air and road and Legislative Assembly, Council and Commissionerates will be taken into consideration before finalizing the State Capital.

The Minister said that committee has still to visit five districts and will submit its report by August 20. The committee will be visiting shortly in Nellore, Viziangaram, Srikakulam and Kadapa.

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