While the government is all set to abolish the legislative council over the humiliation for passing the three capital bill to select committee, the facts from the GNR and BCG committees’ reports are now sparking new speculations over government’s decision. Isn’t Visakha safe for a state capital? Didn’t the committees with expert members suggest the same? As the above questions now turned into the most debatable topics in the political circles, facts that the committees did somewhere oppose Jagan’s decision surfaced, of late.
Into details, though the Jagan-led government claim to go with capital-shifting decision upon consulting GNR and BCG reports, sources revealed that both committees mentioned the geographical drawbacks of Vizag. Besides the perks of being a travel destination for many, new has it that the reports clearly mentioned disadvantages of having Vizag as the executive capital. It was known that GNR committee which was taken as the main reference for the three capital proposal itself stated a few reasons against Jagan’s decision. As a part of their study, the committee members claim to take inputs from the environmentalists who were said to oppose the idea pertaining to the frequent hi-wind speeds and cyclones in the city.
Sources also revealed that the committees clearly mentioned the setbacks of coastal regulatory zones and saltwater contamination in groundwater over which the government seems to have turn a blind eye. With the facts taking way into public sphere, the political analysts opined that the government cleverly dug the truths which might turn as hurdles for their three capital decision. It was also said that the committees also mentioned the pollution factor and land crunch in Visakhapatnam. “GNR committee also raised security concerns as Visakha is the hub for nuclear submarines,” said a source. Seems like the government is now in fix with these facts from the reports spilling out.