No plan to shift Andhra Pradesh capital

Andhra Pradesh minister for municipal administration Botcha Satyanarayana on Friday said the state government has no plans to shift the capital city from Amaravati.

Replying to a question raised by Telugu Desam Party members P Samanthakamani, G Deepak Reddy and P Ashok Babu in the Legislative Council, state Municipal Administration Minister Botsa Satyanarayana said there was no proposal to change the state capital from Amaravati. The minister did not give details, as sought by the TDP legislators, of the funds spent for the development of Amaravati so far

On May 30 Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy assumed office and ordered the stoppage of all infrastructure development works. In September, the government constituted an expert committee headed by retired IAS officer G Nageswara Rao to determine the scope and shape of the capital, among other things. Last month, the chief minister ordered that the stalled development projects in Amaravati be resumed.
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