Vijayawada: The hilly terrain of Kapuluppada and surrounding areas in the outskirts of Vishakapatnam city is likely to host the key buildings of permanent capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Giving enough indication Andhra Pradesh government had earlier on December 31 issued a GO merging five villages including Kapuluppada, Chepalauppada and Nidigattu into Greater Vishaka Municipal Corporation.
High placed reliable sources in AP government told Newsmeter that the government had got all the information regarding the availability of lands in Kapuluppada and surrounding areas.
"Recently Chief Minister's principal secretary Praveen Prakash visited Kapuluppada, Anandapuram and Tagaraapuvalasa on the stretch of Bheemli-Vizag beach road. Government lands were found near Kapuluppada. Government need to build an approach road to it. The hilly terrain will have a sea view as well," said an official.
"There is no need for land acquisition as it is government land. Permanent buildings for secretariat and HODs will come up in the area. The area may extend from Ramanaidu studios to Anandapuram," said the source.
For temporary buildings, the government has decided to use certain existing complexes in and around Vishakapatnam.
"Various departments have already started checking for suitable places after Kapuluppada area of Vizag is being verified as AP Capital," said the source.
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However, the Amaravati farmers and leaders of TDP and Janasena who are opposing the shifting of the capital from Amaravati to Vizag are hopeful that the High Court will stay the shifting.
It is believed widely that judicial staff are not happy the way which YS Jagan announced shifting of High Court to Kurnool without consultations.
The capital area will have road access to the proposed Bhogapuram airport. Kapulauppada already has IT industry. The area has key tourism spots like Buddhist structures and as well as Erramatti Dibbalu the Red dunes. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is keen on deciding the capital city and wants to construct the building as per requirement.