Chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced that Vishakhapatnam would be the executive capital of Andhra Pradesh, one among three for better ease of administration. The other two capitals would be Amravati as the legislative capital and Kurnool as the judicial capital.
Such a move is aimed to allow decentralisation of power and smoother functioning of the government. It is believed that moving to the city would not be a costly affair as the city has the neccessary infrastructure in place. The move is also hoped to speed up development projects for the port city.
What you should know -
Change of capitals for Andra Pradesh
Division of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
Need for three capital cities