To locate new capital, central expert team in Seemandhra

The panel has visited Visakhapatnam and Rajahmundry cities and is expected to visit other places like Vijayawada, Guntur, Kurnool and Tirupati among others.

By: Press Trust of India | Hyderabad | Published:May 12, 2014 12:48 am

With the conclusion of polling in Seemandhra, the focus has now shifted to finding a capital city for residuary Andhra Pradesh.

A Centre-appointed expert committee has begun field visits to study the pros and cons of locations for the capital city in Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra regions (collectively known as Seemandhra).

The panel has visited Visakhapatnam and Rajahmundry cities and is expected to visit other places like Vijayawada, Guntur, Kurnool and Tirupati among others.

Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Guntur, Ongole in Coastal Andhra and Kurnool, Tirupati in Rayalaseema are reportedly in reckoning for new capital of the residuary state post division.

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