The much awaited Sivaramakrishnan committee has suggested that the capital city of Andhra Pradesh should not be in Vijayawada-Guntur region in its report submitted to Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The committee gave options about the capital and positive and negative points of the places. But the committee did not Zero in on any particular place for the capital. It only mentioned the availability of lands and other factors.
Interestingly, the committee objected Vijayawada to be the capital, in the context of the AP government transferring certain departments to Vijayawada, declaring it as the future capital. The 187-page report was compiled by the committee after touring all 13 districts and received 4528 memorandums .
Salient features of the report submitted are
1. Special status is essential for AP
2. Capital in Vijayawda-Guntur will not be economically and environmentally advisable
3. Rs.1536 crore needed for providing basic infrastructure
4. AP Assembly Secretariat and High court need not be in one location
5. Raj bhavan needs 15 acres, Assembly 80-100 acres
6. VGTM region needs 10,000 acres for the capital
7. 20 acres for CMO and Secretariat in VGTM
8. VGTM needs 3-4 years to acquire land and has only 1458 acres available
9. CMO in Nuziveedu and Gannavaram