24-10-201924-10-2019 10:02:40 IST
2019-10-24T04:32:40.486Z24-10-2019 2019-10-24T04:32:37.273Z - - 08-04-2020
Based on an expert committee's report, the Andhra Pradesh government will take a call on the future of Amaravati as the capital city. The report's findings will decide whether the government should go ahead with the city as the capital or look for an alternate location, informed Municipal Administration Minister Botsa Satyanarayana.
Botsa was speaking to the media in Visakhapatnam when he informed that an expert panel will submit its report in six weeks to the government.
The panel is scheduled to visit various regions in the state and gather people's opinion on the capital city. The panel will also consider various factors before submitting the report. "The government will proceed based on the committee's report, " added Botsa.
Speaking about the government's vision of the capital, he said that the aim was to develop all the 13 districts in the state to fulfil the aspirations of five crore people of the state. The capital should be a role model for not just the state but the whole country explained the minister.
Taking the opportunity to criticise former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his governance, Botsa said that Naidu chose Amaravati as the capital for his personal reasons and the manner in which he took up the projects for the city was in violation of the rules.
Further accusing Naidu of corruption of large scale, Botsa said that Naidu resorted to insider trading in the development of the capital and that despite the five years of TDP governance, not a single permanent structure was completed in the city.
Meanwhile, a large number of locals are tense about the future of the region with both the parties having opposing views on the matter. More than 30,000 acres of land was pooled by the then TDP government with Naidu promising the locals that land will be returned as a developed property along with the lease anmount. YSRCP's contrasting vision has now got the locals uncertain and worried about their property and future.
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