While there are several news and rumours surrounding the proposed capital for the new state of Andhra Pradesh, here’s the latest add-on related to the new capital. According to this, the new capital will be build in four tehsils (alias Tahsils or Talukas) – Tulluru and Mangalagiri in Guntur district- and Ibrahimpatnam and Kanchakacharla in Krishna district. Irrigation Minister Devineni Uma corroborated, “Both Guntur and Krishna districts would be linked by constructing a ring road between Tullur (Guntur district) and Gollapudi (Krishna district).”
When asked about the much-talked about land pooling, Uma, who also happens to be one of the members of the land pooling committee, said most of farmers are “willing” to provide their land to government for the purpose on a sharing basis. Uma averred that the state government has already promised rehabilitation and employment for farmers who are ready to share their land for the new capital.
Veering towards existing Urban Development Authority, Uma demanded for a Capital Development Authority under the aegis of CM Chandrababu Naidu. “The Capital development Authority should be constituted under the chairmanship of chief minister to take up the development works in the Vijaywada capital region in the place of existing Urban Development Authority,” Uma said.