Next Andhra capital: Vijayawada, Vizag or Tirupati?

There are 351 comments on the The Times of India story from Dec 11, 2009, titled Next Andhra capital: Vijayawada, Vizag or Tirupati?. In it, The Times of India reports that:

A commercial hub, it is also politically active, sociologically dominant and agriculturally rich round the year with crops like paddy, tobacco, cotton, chilli and sugarcane.

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vipul

Chennai, India

#23 Jan 9, 2010
i am from jarkand .. i like vijayawada it shoud be a capital city
Future Voice

Raritan, NJ

#24 Jan 11, 2010
We don't want another Division: Rayalaseema & coastal Andhra; So better build a City 50% in Coastal Andhra and the rest 50% in Rayalaseema. Which place this would be?

On the border of Nellore Dist & Chittor Dist. Between Nellore Town and Tirupathi City. This will lead to Capital being on both soils: Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra;

Some of the best things with above is:
1. Vast lands available which can be used for building the city;
2. Abundant water from Somasila Project and Krishna Canal
3. Internaltion Airport at Tirupathi
4. International standard Railway station that is coming up in Tirupathi/Renigunta area
5. Great 6 lane roads - connecting - Vijayawada/Chennai/Bangalore/C uddapah
6. Great Schools in Nellore/Tirupathi
7. Many power plants in Nellore coast - atleast 8 nos now
8. Great port at Krishnapattanam
9. 2 hrs from Detroit of India : Chennai - Auto industry
10. Close to India's silicon valley: 4.5 hrs
11. Movie Industry can leverage - resources from Chennai if next capital is in the above said location
12. Closer to Lord venkateswara in Tirupathi
......... And like this more and more good reasons...

Dear Leaders, just go for it. NEXT CAPITAL SOME WHERE IN BETWEEN NELLORE and TIRUPATHI.

Cheers
Santhosh

Hyderabad, India

#25 Jan 13, 2010
Please keep Vizag a side, dont make capital
Bcz its a cool and good place to live, dont spoil the area
So better not to put vizag in the list of priority
Venkat

Delhi, India

#26 Jan 20, 2010
Nellore-Tirupathi Highway should be an ideal choice.
International recognition, International Airport, Asia's most sophisticated port at Nellore, Highways connecting to Chennai, Bangalore, NH5,Ultra mega power projects, Best educational institutions, Plenty of water with dams and reservoirs,
Centrally located between Rayalaseema and Coastal regions.
ravikiran

Woburn, MA

#27 Jan 20, 2010
1) Vijayawada and Guntur is preffered to be the next capital because these are having actual twin cities. 2) Both are well developed and having huge natural resources.
3)The land between Vijayawada and Guntur is a place where rapid development takes place
4)Good transportaion facility.
5)There is no religious/community wars like any other places
6)Vijayawada having big railway junction than Hyd. Both Guntur and Vijayawada Busstations are big like HYD
7)Educational institutions are famous in Guntur&Vijayawada.
8)Good medical equipmant
9)These 2 pure andhra speaking places can develop very rapidly and can accomodate employmentary for the youths
10) Ultimately you can see these 2 cities are center of the AP Map. Not like extreme cornors/border places like Vizag/Vijaynagaram or Tirupati or Chittor.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#28 Jan 20, 2010
What i miss in my life is this.
The Andhra pickle-sharp and good.
mango pickle which i had tasted in chennai.
Regarding the politics I have no respect except a few who are no more in power.
When you people go to Tirupathi then try to spend all what you had so that some people can shave their heads and allow to sell the hairs swo that the Play boy and pent House Photo models can sooth the DREAMS
harsha

Houston, TX

#29 Jan 21, 2010
Going by all your views, i could sense that majority of people beleive that a city transforms into a metro or mega city once it is chosen as a CAPITOL of that state. But should it be this way ???

Go to any developed country, governments try to make a unknown or smaller towns as capitols, as that automatically alienates political chaos disturbing the lifes of common people.
DOes anyone knows whats the capitol of AUSTRALIA? Its not MELB or SYDNEY,rather caniberra
DOes anyone knows whats the capitol of California? its not LA
I can see a hell of difference b/w HYD and other beautifull towns in AP. There are no traffic chaos, neither traffic stopped for polical movements or dharnas...

So it high time people dont fight for seleting their own place as the next capitol.
&&& as one of the guy suggested,,development of all the cities should be in parallel to avoid these differences..
AND guy dont want to see people fighting again to pick a capiol this time..
anil

Visakhapatnam, India

#30 Jan 25, 2010
nothing,vizag is the only city satisfy the all the requirement
Indian

United States

#31 Jan 29, 2010
Future Voice wrote:
Vijayawada is not ideal because of what we have see in Kurnool Can happen to Vijayawada in a situation of Floods. Also there is no vast lands avaialable for Accomadating what is needed for a Capital
Vizag - it is said due to Global Warming Phenomenon can be affected. How bad - not known. Why take Rish on that front. Also A strong Tsunami can create Havoc.
Tirupathi - The foot hills of Lord Venkateshwara will be the ideal location; Merging on three sides: Chittor / Cuddapah / Nellore will make it a MEGA city. This is the place to go. We have a) AIRPORT (International) b) An upcoming Railway station of International Standard c) Close to Chennai (2 hrs) and Bangalore(4 hrs); d) Close to PORTS (KrisnaPattanam) e) Great Infrastructure - 6 lane roads coming up connecting: Tirupathi - Chennai and Tirupathi - Bangalore;
What else do we need. Ideal location : Tirupathi. That's my conclusion.
Important: We must from now, have distributed development rather than concentrating on one place. This is the lesson we must learn from what is going on today in Andhra Pradesh.
Are you Drunk??? If thats the case New York, Shanghai and San Fransisco would be among the first cities to suffer due to Global warming.
Vizag has never suffered much damage due to natural calamity, since past 50 years.
Just because of your stupid reasons, Tirupati is capital. I know you may be from Rayalseema.... But Coastal Andhra and Rayalseema have lived together since past 400 years. Vizag is as much your city as mine.
Vizag has best infrastructure and Connectivity in A.P.
swami

Chennai, India

#32 Feb 3, 2010
vijayawada and gunture to be a captal citys
raja

Chennai, India

#33 Feb 3, 2010
vijayawada
vasu

Brooklyn, NY

#34 Feb 5, 2010
Congress gOVT WILL not agree for vijayawada as capital. because of some caste calculations(kamma community) . particular community people become too rich and TDP will become very powerful. As per previous sreebagh consent...the capital should be in Rayalaseema. And one more thing is all the districts people are fear to Vijayawada and Gutur people. They are Over knwledged , cunning and cheating personalities. Even Nehru also told same thing when telegana merged in andhra rastram. Rayalaseema people, nellore, prakasam, vizag, vijayanagaram and srikakulam people will not agree vijayawada as capital. 2 years back when uttarandra movement started (YSR alive)...they clearly told they will not accept vijayawada as capital.Nellore ,prakasam people also willing to agree capital in Rayalaseema..if it is Tirupati only. not cuddapah, kurnool. As middle agreement everybody going to agree Tirupati as capital. ALL facilities are already there in tirupati. Vizag is also good city to make as capital..But local leaders dont have that much lobbying power like andhra,rayalaseems. Sreebagh Odambadika will play key role in this aspect.
Ravindra Reddy

India

#35 Mar 15, 2010
next andhra capital is vijayawada caz it is a nice place and business capital of andhara and one mora reason education means vijayawada(so many institutions are there)and vijayawada is the capital of andhara politics,so must and should vijayawada is the next andhra capital.jai andhara
Prasant

Hyderabad, India

#36 Apr 7, 2010
As per Ambedkar while constructing constitution, Capital of India should be Delhi & HYD as there will be no problem in misunderstanding that north indian and south indian as the assembly should conduct on both capitals sahringly.But Nehru denied and Delhi was made capital city of India If the same will implement now then all the problems of Andhra and Telangana will be shorted.
Srinivas Nellore India

Vijayawada, India

#37 Jul 24, 2010
Instead of analysing which city should be the capital, try to transform your talents in educating AP people about the ill effects of Dividing the State.
suresh

Guntur, India

#38 Jul 27, 2010
vijayawada is the best
anand

Shelton, CT

#39 Aug 8, 2010
Vijayawada is ideal choice and accessible to all andhra region.Ideal place to become capital rather than Vizag.
magz

Kurnool, India

#40 Aug 12, 2010
vijayawada is the next captal city in ap .. because it is having nice area biggest busstation,railwaystation .. one of the fastest developing citys.......... as i like if they develove port in machilepatnam it may also becom one of the metrocity in few years... all ring rods shoud be compleated in time .
naveen

Bangalore, India

#41 Sep 4, 2010
you are repeating the same thing again and again i.e........economy will slowdown and make hey while sunshine
naveen

Bangalore, India

#42 Sep 4, 2010
vasu wrote:
Congress gOVT WILL not agree for vijayawada as capital. because of some caste calculations(kamma community). particular community people become too rich and TDP will become very powerful. As per previous sreebagh consent...the capital should be in Rayalaseema. And one more thing is all the districts people are fear to Vijayawada and Gutur people. They are Over knwledged , cunning and cheating personalities. Even Nehru also told same thing when telegana merged in andhra rastram. Rayalaseema people, nellore, prakasam, vizag, vijayanagaram and srikakulam people will not agree vijayawada as capital. 2 years back when uttarandra movement started (YSR alive)...they clearly told they will not accept vijayawada as capital.Nellore ,prakasam people also willing to agree capital in Rayalaseema..if it is Tirupati only. not cuddapah, kurnool. As middle agreement everybody going to agree Tirupati as capital. ALL facilities are already there in tirupati. Vizag is also good city to make as capital..But local leaders dont have that much lobbying power like andhra,rayalaseems. Sreebagh Odambadika will play key role in this aspect.
mind your tongue.you just comment like that.there are meny great personalities from here.who the hell are you to judge us.vijayawada is ranked no.1 in muncipality maintance and it has fantastic transportation factilities.

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