Hyderabad: Amaravathi is one of the towns under the consideration of the Andhra Pradesh government for being being named as its capital in the Vijayawada-Guntur region of the state.
Amaravathi, which derives its name from Amareshwara Temple located in the historic village in Guntur district, falls under the capital region chosen by the state government.
Asked about media reports in a section of the press suggesting that the state government has finalised Amaravathi as the name of the capital city, Advisor (Communication) to the Government, Parakala Prabhakar, said the name is under consideration but no final decision has been taken on the matter yet.
Agriculture Minister P Pulla Rao had said yesterday that Amaravathi, which is located on the banks of river Krishna, has been suggested by many but a final decision is yet to be taken.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is expected to announce the name when the foundation is laid for the construction of the capital city slated in June.
Singapore government agencies are preparing master-plan for the core capital region as a "goodwill gesture" towards the state government.
The capital is likely to have three rings -- the core capital region, capital area and a larger capital region.