The southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh is all set to have three capitals, in what is a first in the history of Indian states. The Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Biswabhusan Harichandan, has given his assent to the proposed bill of having three capitals for the state. Also, Andhra Pradesh has a new winter abode and its called Lambasingi. Read on to know more about this historic decision:
Andhra Pradesh To Get 3 Capitals
The A.P. Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions, and A.P. Capital Region Development Authority Repeal Bills – 2020 were proposed in December 2019. They were cleared on July 31, in what is seen as another landmark move in the state. According to these, there will be three capitals now. In 2014, the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh also made headlines for splitting into two: Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Now, Amaravati is set to be Andhra Pradesh’s Legislative capital. Kurnool will be its Judicial capital, and Visakhapatnam will be the state’s Executive Capital. This is the first time an Indian state will have three official capitals.
The State Of Uttarakhand Has Two Capitals
The northern state of Uttarakhand is hosts more than one capital. The Governor of the state, Baby Rani Maurya, gave her assent to have two capitals in the state in June this year. Now, Gairsain is the summer capital of the hilly state, while Dehradun remains its winter capital. Speaking of Uttarakhand’s serene, hilly escapades, check out this stunning tulip garden in the state:
Jammu And Kashmir Also Has Two Capitals
The erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was declared as a Union Territory in 2019 by the Indian Government. Srinagar is the summer capital, while Jammu is the picturesquely hilly domain’s winter capital. Speaking of Srinagar, check out this heavenly tour of the city:
India’s diversity is heartily reflected through its states, each hosting a melange of political, cultural and historical nuances.