Now that Telangana State has been carved out of Andhra Pradesh, cutting short mother State to 13 districts, all eyes are on the New Capital for Seemandhra.While TDP top brass is sending out signals that new capital would set up between Vijayawada and Guntur, the latest statement of Union Urban Minister Venkaiaha Naidu set tongues wagging in AP.
Venkaiaha Naidu hinted that new capital of Seemandhra would be small unlike twin cities Hyderabad-Secunderabad. The new capital, according to his idea, is to be utilized for administrative purpose whereas other cities in Seemandhra should be developed into Metros. Naidu also made it clear that Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali will be connected through Metro Rail Project and granted another Metro Rail Project to Visakhapatnam.
Going by reports, the new capital would be close to the border of Kurnool- Prakasam districts in order to pacify people of Rayalaseema. There is buzz that Capital might remain Naam Ke Vasthe if it is announced in Prakasam as Industries, growth would be focused more in Vijayawada, Guntur, Vizag and Tirupati. As of now this proposal of Venkaiaha is in nascent phase and the final call will be taken up by AP CM-designate Chandra Babu Naidu.