Rajahmundry/Hyderabad: The process of renaming Rajahmundry as Rajahmahendravaram could take some time. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had announced the renaming on the last day of the Pushkaralu.
Officials said that according to normal procedure, the change of the name of a city is taken up for discussion in the Cabinet. Once it is approved, a preliminary notice will be issued seeking objections and suggestions on the name change for a period of 30 days. Based on the feedback from the stakeholders, a gazette notification will be issued declaring renaming the city as Rajahmahendravaram and the new name will come into effect from that date.
As Mr Naidu himself had announced the new name, Cabinet approval is expected to be a mere formality. The file for change of name can also be circulated from the revenue department to the government and vice versa.
Principal secretary of revenue J.C. Sharma said the revenue department has to put up the file which will be sent to the Chief Minister through the chief secretary. Once the CM approves it, it comes back to the revenue department.