Visakhapatnam to be New Capital of Andhra Pradesh
NEW DELHI: In an announcement made by Andhra Pradesh CM, Vishakapatnam was named the new capital of the state created after a part of it separated from the current Telangana.
At the International Diplomatic Alliance Meet and Curtain Raiser for Andhra Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023 organised, Jagan said- “Here I am to invite you all to Visakhapatnam, which is going to be our capital in days to come and I myself would be shifting to Visakhapatnam in months to come as well. He invited all the diplomats and industrialists to participate in Global Investors Summit in the port city on March 3 and 4.
Vizag will serve as the HQs and the governor’s residence. However, the legislative branch will be based in Amaravati.
The announcement came on the day when the Supreme Court is scheduled to continue hearing the petitions challenging the High Court’s verdict on Amaravati as the capital of Andhra Pradesh.
In his brief speech at the meeting, the Chief Minister highlighted the advantages of Andhra Pradesh, which he described as the fastest-growing state in the country with 11.43 percent GSDP. “Andhra Pradesh for the last three consecutive years is being rated as the number one in the country with regards to ease of doing business from industrialists’ perspective,” he said.
Ever since its separation from Madras in 1965, Kurnool was designated as the new capital of the state.