Jagan clears decks for Vizag as capital

Visakhapatnam: Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy appears to have cleared the decks for designating Visakhapatnam because the state’s capital. Such a plan was evident within the current reconstitution of districts, notably Visakhapatnam. He has diminished its jurisdiction and separated from it the commercial cluster and the tribal belt.

Just like the Larger Hyderabad in Hyderabad district, the Larger Visakhapatnam will now be part of the Visakhapatnam district.

Visakhapatnam can be eligible to change into the state’s capital in all facets; with much less house and better human density in addition to its cosmopolitan tradition. This would be the solely huge metropolis within the state if every thing occurs as per the plans of the Jagan-led state authorities.

Virtually all of the industries together with pharmaceutical models and others beneath the Visakhapatnam Particular Financial Zone will in future be part of Anakapalli district.

This aside, some parts of the Jap Naval Command may even go to Anakapalli district.

All the company cowl together with Paderu and Araku of 11 company mandals may even be separated and shifted to a different new district – Alluri Seetaramaraju.

“New Visakhapatnam can be left with no industries besides just a few PSUs like HPCL, the Visakh Refinery and the Vizag Metal Plant. Nevertheless, the IT SEZ can be fully beneath Vizag. Tourism and IT would be the two thrust areas for its progress,” mentioned a public administration skilled.

Practically 80 per cent of the IT corporations and 50 per cent of the tourism models come beneath Visakhapatnam metropolis.

The realm for the brand new Visakhapatnam district can be unfold over 928 sq-km. At current, the GVMC’s space is 682 sq-km. Practically 10 wards out of a complete 98 in GVMC come beneath the brand new Anakapalli district.

Chatting with Deccan Chronicle, GVMC mayor Hari Venkatakumari mentioned, “Aside from Padmanabham, some villages beneath Bheemili are presently not part of the GVMC. In any other case, the  proposed Visakhapatnam district covers virtually all the GVMC’s jurisdiction. At current, we would not have any objection to lift from our aspect.”

 “We could reconstitute the wards in GVMC like that of the Secunderabad-Hyderabad twin metropolis. Visakhapatnam will now be the smallest district within the state with the best human density — like Larger Hyderabad that falls beneath Hyderabad district,” mentioned a GVMC official.

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