Sivaramakrishnan Panel on Visit to Rayalaseema
TIRUPATI : Sivaramakrishnan Committee, the expert committee constituted to study various alternatives regarding the new capital for Andhra Pradesh state, is on a field visit in Rayalaseema districts of Kurnool, Anantapur and Tirupati towns starting July 7 till July 9.
The committee members including Aromar Revi, Jagan Shah and KT Ravindran and Research advisor of the committee Nithin K arrived and made their night halt in Kurnool city on Sunday. They will take a field visit in and around the town on Monday and will leave for Anantapur by night and will take a field visit in Anantapur on Tuesday. Later, the committee will arrive Tirupati by Tuesday night and will take field visit in and around the temple town of Tirupati on Wednesday and will leave for Hyderabad on the same day evening.
Apart from limiting themselves from only undertaking filed visits, the committee also expected to take the opinions regarding the state capital from district officials, people representatives and stakeholders from various walks of life.
The committee, which had already visited Vizag, Vijayawada and other important cities in Coastal Andhra region, is now coming to Rayalaseema and will submit a detailed report to the Centre after evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of various cities visited by them.
However, with the committee chairman Sivaramakrishnan making it clear that they will not give any recommendations favouring any particular town for locating the state capital and only will limit to give a report on their observations and at the same time the state government giving indications of setting up the state capital between Vijayawada and Guntur cities, the visit of the committee seems to be a mere formality.