The mini-capitals would ensure the balanced urban growth in all the 13 districts in Seemandhra region, says JVP founder president D.V.S.N. Prasada Babu

The recently launched Jana Vahini Party (JVP), which has its base in Seemandhra region, has undertaken a campaign to promote the concept of mini-capitals in the residuary Andhra Pradesh. Its founder president D.V.S.N. Prasada Babu released pamphlets at a programme here on Friday as a part of the party’s endeavour to set off a debate on the issue.

Speaking on the occasion, he favoured the location of Assembly, Secretariat and an airport of international standards at Tadepalligudem, saying that the place was suitable to be capital for it was located at the centre of the 969.5km stretch of coastal corridor from Ichchapuram on the Odisha State borders to Tada on the Tamil Nadu borders.

“It is an ideal location in view of its well-connectivity to the Kolkata-Chennai National Highway and the Howrah –Chennai main railway line,” he pointed out.

Listing out the benefit of having mini-capitals in the residuary State, Mr. Prasada Babu said that Rajahmundry, located 50km away from the eastern coast, might be chosen for establishment of the headquarters of all the government offices and Hanuman Junction for location of the State High Court.

The mini-capitals would ensure the balanced urban growth in all the 13 districts in Seemandhra region, he said.

Nizampatnam port can be developed on par with international standards for shipment of minerals like granite which is abundantly available in Prakasam and Guntur districts,” he observed.

A High Court Bench could be set up in Kapada district and Anantapur district was ideal for setting up the Forest Department headquarters, he said.