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Sivaramakrishnan Committee submits report on State Capital

August 27, 2014 - Hyderabad

The Sivaramakrishnan Committee on Wednesday submitted its report to the Union Home Ministry and suggested various options for location of the State Capital issue instead of at a one place.

In a surprise to the Andhra Pradesh Government that had been batting for Vijayawada-Guntur region as capital but the Committee made it clear that it would only present options studying them from various angles from centrality, connectivity, availability of land and water and that the final choice was the prerogative of the State Government.

Sources said that that it reflected the general feeling among the members who included the experts as KT Ravindran, Rathin Roy, Armoar Ravi and Bahnu Joshi that the capital should not be one super city serving merely as a political hub. They preferred development of string of cities that could be business, investment and industrial hubs, the number and size of which could be decided at political level.

The report came as a shock to the government when it is wishing towards Vijayawada-Guntur, it reportedly said that by creating capital in this may cause huge loss financially and environmentally. It even suggested of establishing at Vinukonda-Martur-Danakonda where by establishing may be useful and without any problems.

It may be recalled that the Union Government has constituted the Committee on April 25 and asked the committee to submit its report by August 31.

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