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Sivaramakrishnan committee will tour from May 14 for search of a new capital

May 8, 2014 - Hyderabad

The Sivaramakrishnan committee that was appointed by the Centre for recommending a new State Capital for residuary Andhra Pradesh will be visiting on May 14. The committee will visit the places in two phases and recommend the Government a new suitable for creation of a new State Capital. In the first phase, the committee will visit Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur and Rajahmundry and in the second phase they will visit Ongole, Tirupati and Kurnool.

It may be recalled that the Union Home Minister has set up a five member expert committee headed by former Union Urban Development Secretary K Sivaramakrishnan along with Rathin Roy, Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, Aromar Revi, Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru, Jagan Shah, Director National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi and K T Ravindran, former Dean, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

As per an order issued by the Joint Secretary in the Home Ministry S Suresh Kumar , the Indian Government has set up a five-member expert committee, headed by former Union Urban Development Secretary K Sivaramakrishnan who will recommend a site for the capital of Rest of Andhra state. The residuary state will have to build a new capital within 10 years as both the states will have Hyderabad as the joint capital. The Secretariat is already being divided and the employees are being bifurcated as per region.

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