CM Jagan Mohan Reddy announces Visakhapatnam as Andhra Pradesh’s new capital

CM Jagan Mohan Reddy said the state capital will be shifted to Visakhapatnam

CM Jagan Mohan Reddy said the state capital will be shifted to Visakhapatnam
CM Jagan Mohan Reddy said the state capital will be shifted to Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam to replace Amravati as the new capital of Andhra Pradesh

On Tuesday, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy announced that Visakhapatnam will be Andhra Pradesh’s new capital, indicating plans to develop Amaravati – on the banks of the Krishna river – as the capital city has been scrapped.

Additionally, CM Jagan Mohan Reddy said that Visakhapatnam, as the headquarters, will also serve as the governor’s residence. However, the legislative branch will be based in Amaravati.

He was speaking at the International Diplomatic Alliance meeting in Delhi. YSR said, “I invite you to Visakhapatnam, which is going to be our capital in the days to come. I myself will also be shifting to Visakhapatnam in the months to come.”

“We’re organizing a global summit… an investors summit on March 3-4 (in Visakhapatnam) (and I want) to take this opportunity to personally invite all of you to the summit… and request all of you to not only come but also put in a good word, a strong word, to colleagues abroad,” the Chief Minister said.

CM Reddy stated that a worldwide investors summit will be held there on March 3rd and 4th.

The announcement of a new capital for Andhra comes nine years after the state of Telangana was carved out of its territory and given Hyderabad as its capital.

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  1. Every time the opposition boycotts assembly sessions, why require so many administrative buildings ?… they do not even require quarters to live. for they rarely attend sessions.

  2. AP is losing an opportunity to fix the capital & prolong it with endless litigation.
    Amaravati – Kamma community core interest
    Kurnool – Reddy community core interest
    Visag – NOBODY is interested for it is a remote place for rest of Andhra Pradesh

    This state has failed to use technology to demolish arguments of physical location by having software technology systems to have distributed networking & least destruction of natural resources & reduce travelling. Keeping the new office buidling expenses to bare minimum & set an example for rest of the world.

    Capital cities does not need to have tower buildings or skyscrapers or heavy vehicular traffice…..

    The state leaders have lost an golden opportunity


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