"The committee will study various alternatives for locating the new capital of the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh and make appropriate recommendations in pursuant to section 6 of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014," the release said.

The committee is chaired by K C  Siva Ramakrishnana, a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. It will submit its report by August 31.The other members of the committee are Rathin Roy, director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy; Aromar Revi, director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements; Jagan Shah, director, National Institute of Urban Affairs; and K T Ravindran, former dean, School of  Planning and Architecture.

The parliament had earlier this year given its nod for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and creation of a new state of Telangana. The government had proposed that Hyderabad will be the joint capital of the two states for 10 years.


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