Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has expressed confidence over getting environment clearance for the Amaravati capital city. He also said the state cabinet has decided to rename Rajahmundry as Rajamahendravaram.
Mr Naidu said here after a cabinet meeting that the government had already announced plans to rename Rajahmundry. Now, the cabinet has formally taken a decision to that effect. Revenue Principal Secretary J.C. Sarma said the government will issue a notification in two or three days and call for objections, if any, from the people within a space of one month. After that, a final notification changing the name would be issued.
The Chief Minister said the YSRC and the Congress have been creating hurdles for capital city right from the beginning.
Mr Naidu said the state government has plans to get 20 TMC of water from Srisailam for meeting its drinking water needs. Nearly 70 TMC feet of water is available in Srisailam, of which some quantity should be utilised for the needs of AP as also Hyderabad’s drinking water requirements.
On the other hand, the cabinet has allotted 29 acres of land of Krishnapatnam port for railway track purpose.