Bringing down the curtains on the issue of where exactly the new capital of Andhra Pradesh is coming up, Chandrababu Naidu is learnt to have told his ministerial colleagues that his first priority to locate the capital is Mangalagiri.
Although Talasani met the Chief Minister over the problems being faced by the residents of IDH Colony, the meeting strengthened the rumours that he might quit the TDP to join the TRS. Both, the CM and Talasani, did not speak anything on this issue.
On Monday, two MLAs and three MLCs joined the TRS in the presence of KCR. Wyra's YSRCP MLA Madan Lal, Yellendu's Congress MLA K Kanakaiah and three Congress MLCs - Venkat Rao, Rajeshwar Rao and Yadav Reddy were admitted into the TRS.
In a meeting with Sreedharan at his office, the Chief Minister said Andhra Pradesh would initially have two metro rail projects in Visakhapatnam and VGTM (Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali-Mangalagiri) area.
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At present, it is sharing the prestigious Andhra Pradesh Bhavan as the common bhavan on the lines of Hyderabad as joint capital, and will have to cross many hurdles, including changing the Delhi Master Plan, to get its own space.
In a bid to boost tourism, the Telangana government is working on establishing designated hotel and health corridors in the city, modelled on the lines of popular health tourism destinations in Dubai and Singapore.
While the debate on the pros and cons of locating the capital city between Vijayawada and Guntur cities intensifies, the entry of unscrupulous elements into the scene has become a major cause for concern for the persons who have purchased plots.