Union Government started hunt to zero in Seemandhra’s new capital. Government already formed an expert committee which will finalise the location. The state sub committee met yesterday which was presided by SK Joshi, Chief Secretary of the State Municipal Administration and was attended by Roads and Buildings Chief Secretary B.Syam Babu, Finance Chief Secretary, Town and Country Planning Director, HMDA commissioner.
The committee has also opined that the new Seemandhra capital should be modelled on the working style of State capitals of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir, where administration has been decentralised. Committee is of the opinion that State High Court should be established in other places than the capital city for the convenience of the people. It is also of the view that the capital should satisfy all the regions.
Committee will examine availability of land, water facility, air port,railway lines and connectivity with other places. Committee is concentrating on three places. Donakonda,Nagarjuna sagar, in between Hanuman Junction-Eluru. Following are its findings. Donakonda is a forest area in Prakasam district. Can be made capital along with other surrounding villages. It is also equipped with old runway for airport. However the place has severe water scarcity and even connectivity is a problem due to thick forest. Even climate may not be conducive for its claims.
Nagarjunasagar Option is there to make Nagarjunasagar be made capital along with some more villages. It already has runway for airport and there is no shortage of water resources and connectivity facility. Its atmosphere is also convenient. Hanuman Junction-Eluru This between Krishna and West Godavari district has unassigned land for ready disposal. Gannavaram airport is just 20KMS from it. There won’t be any shortage of water with Polavaram canals near to it. Already committee sent report that Donakonda is not convenient to be made capital.