Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government is making all arrangements to shift the executive capital of the state to Vizag city from Amaravati on 28 May, the Amaravati Parirakshana Samithi, led by U. Muralidhara Rao, said while filing an interim application in the High Court seeking an urgent hearing.
The samithi said the AP government has started the process to shift furniture to Vizag and has conducted a meeting with the secretariat employees.
The Andhra Pradesh government, on 11 May, filed an affidavit on a PIL filed by Amaravati Parirakshana Samithi seeking directions to the state government on keeping the capital at Amaravati. Shashi Bhushan Kumar, the secretary to the government, in the affidavit said that the government gave a commitment to the High Court that it would not take any steps to move the capital from Amaravati to Vizag till the state legislature passes Bills pertaining to the decentralisation of administration and repeal of AP Capital Region Development Authority Act.
The news of the state government shifting the capital to Vizag on 28 May has also gone viral on various social networking platforms.
Sources said that on 28 May, the Chief Minister's Camp Office will be shifted to Vizag at around 8.30 a.m and the city will be the executive capital from that day. However, the state government will not set up the executive capital at the Millennium Towers, located at the Rushikonda area in Vizag city. Instead, it will be set up at the Greyhounds Compound.