Capital Region Development Authority comes into being

The map showing the contours of the proposed capital region.

The map showing the contours of the proposed capital region.  

The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday notified the areas covering broadly an area of about 7068 sq. km as AP Capital Region and 122 sq. km as Capital City with the AP Capital Region Development Authority Act, 2014 coming into force from Tuesday. The Act came into force by virtue of notification published in the Extraordinary issue of the Andhra Pradesh Gazette on Tuesday with Governor E S L Narasimhan giving his assent to it on Monday.

With the Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali-Mangalagiri Urban Development Authority ceasing to exist with immediate effect, the notification constituting the AP Capital Region Development Authority was issued with Chief Minister as Chairman and Municipal Administration as vice-chairman.

Finance Minister, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretaries to several departments are the members, Commissioner, Capital Region Development Authority is the member convenor. Orders will be issued subsequently regarding appointment of experts to the Authority.

A separate notification was issued constituting a three-member executive committee of AP Capital Region Development Authority with Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration & Urban Development department Chairman, Principal Secretary, Finance Department (member) and Commissioner, CRDA membe- convenor. As many as18 revenue villages in Thullur mandal, four in Mangalagiri mandal and three in Tadepalli mandal fall under the jurisdiction of the capital city, while whole or parts of 29 mandals in Krishna district and 29 mandals in Guntur district come under the capital region.

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