Important Facts For Prelims
Three Capitals for Andhra Pradesh
- 18 Dec 2019
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The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh recently hinted that the State could have three Capitals for decentralised development, on the lines of the ones in the Republic of South Africa.
- The state can have three capitals — legislative, executive and judicial.
- Visakhapatnam, which has infrastructure, can be considered for being the executive capital without much investment.
- Amaravati can be retained as the legislative capital.
- Kurnool can be considered as the judicial capital.
- The decision will be taken after discussing the details, logistic and reports by reputed consultancy firms.
- Republic of South Africa has three capitals:
- Pretoria, the administrative capital
- Cape Town, the legislative capital
- Bloemfontein, the judicial capital
- The Constitutional Court is located in Johannesburg.