VIJAYAWADA: Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday made it clear that the government is in favour of setting up the capital city in a centrally located area and brushed aside the contentions of those critical of the move.
Taking a dig at the previous Congress-led UPA government for bifurcating the state without finalising the capital for Andhra Pradesh, he said the Sivaramakrishnan Committee, which was formed to identify suitable locations for the capital, was delaying its report.
Addressing district collectors and other higher officials at the collectors’ conference here Thursday, Naidu expressed his desire to construct the capital near existing cities and said, “Setting up of the capital in a remote place will not serve its purpose.”
“In Gandhinagar, people go to Ahmedabad after shutting offices every day. This sort of thing should not happen in the new AP capital,” Naidu said, indicating that the place should be buzzing.