Andhra govt to set up panel on feasibility of having at least 3 capitals

Expert committee recommends vesting legislative, executive and judicial functions with Amaravati, Vizag and Kurnool, representing three broad regions for fair and equitable development of the state

Dasarath Reddy Hyderabad

The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to constitute a high-powered committee for studying the expert report sought on capital city development strategies, even as the ongoing protests in Amaravati over the plan to move certain statutory functions to other regions turned violent on Friday.
An expert committee headed by former IAS officer G N Rao last week gave its report to the state government with a key recommendation that the legislative, executive and judicial functions of the state be vested with Amaravati, Vizag and Kurnool representing three broad regions of Andhra for a fair and equitable development of the state. The government had also appointed Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for a detailed report on the subject and the consulting firm was expected to submit its report in the first week of January, 2020.
The decision about the high-powered committee was taken at a cabinet meeting earlier in the day as the government apparently thoug

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First Published: Dec 27 2019 | 7:17 PM IST

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