Vijayawada will be the temporary capital
August 12, 2014 - Hyderabad
Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu held discussions with the Capital Committee members on Tuesday. Sources said that Chandrababu Naidu is evincing interest in making Vijayawada as a temporary capital for the State.
Chandrababu Naidu has reported emphasized the need to have a temporary capital in Vijayawada before the formation of new State Capital. The new State Capital should be on lines with the international standards will take time, Naidu directed the officials to MEDHA Bhavan near Gannavaram Airport for housing the government offices and residences for staff.
A ‘temporary’ capital is likely to come up between Guntur and Vijayawada shortly and the infrastructure at Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU) and APSP Battalion at Mangalagiri could be used to house the administrative machinery. Surrounded by six-lane national highway on one side and Guntur-Vijayawada rail line on the other side, the place was being actively considered as an ideal choice.