A sleepy little town in Prakasham district may well be named the new capital of Seemandhra. Donakonda, a town of about 20,000 population, stands a very good chance of getting this coveted status.
Since last few weeks, Seemandhra leaders have been squabbling among themselves about the new capital of Seemandhra state. There is a mad race between several Seemandhra towns for capital status.
In his report to the GoM, the AP State chief secretary has mentioned Donakonda town as the best suited place for Seemandhra capital.
Donakonda is situated about 90 km from Ongole, and is about 200 Kms from major Seemandhra towns like Kurnool, Guntur, Vijayawada, Nellore, Tirupati and Kadapa.
Land needs of the capital city could be fulfilled by denotifying forest land around Donakonda.
This town has a World War II airport built by the British. The railway line connecting Vijayawada and Guntakal towns passes through Donakonda.
Even the weather condition of the town is also said to be very pleasant.
So, don’t be surprised if Donakonda is named the new capital of Seemandhra.