AP Forms 9-member Panel to Select Capital

Published: 21st July 2014 09:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2014 09:09 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: As the date for submitting report by Sivaramakrishnan committee to the Union government on a suitable place for the new capital of Andhra Pradesh is fast approaching, the State government has begun taking quick steps to design and construct the capital city.

The government on Sunday constituted a nine-member committee to examine the different aspects of construction of capital as well as to suggest a plan for the city’s overall development.

Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana was appointed as the head of the committee, which comprises nine members, the majority of whom are industrialists. The panel includes TDP MPs Sujana Chowdary and Galla Jayadev.

According to the government order released on Sunday, the committee would advice the government on developing a vibrant, diverse and inclusive city.

It would also suggest creation of a highly livable urban eco system that provides a productive, comfortable and a happy life to the residents.

The committee would also look into efficient use of natural resources such as land, water and energy, the government order said.

It will recommend where to locate important buildings like the Assembly, state Secretariat and the Raj Bhavan for the Governor.

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