Andhra Pradesh high court directed the state government to develop Amaravati as the capital city within six months.
On 3rd March, the Andhra Pradesh High Court ordered that the legislature, executive, and judiciary of Andhra Pradesh will be based in Amaravati, ending Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy’s plans to have three capitals for the state. However, the order was issued and filed by a group of landowners.
The high court also ordered the state government to complete the development of Amravati city within six months. As reported earlier, the Andhra Pradesh government filed a petition in September in the Supreme Court to stay on the High Court’s answer on declaring Amaravati as the only capital city. The Andhra High Court had stalled the three-capital plan stating that the state legislature lacked the adequate to make any legislation for shifting, or branching, the capital.
While hearing the AP government’s request, the judge’s bench including KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna said the directions issued by the high court have exceeded the principle of “separation of power and Courts cannot become a town planner and Chief Engineer. It will inspect the legal questions involved in the matter on 31st January 2023.
ANI news agency has tweeted, the Supreme court issued notice on the request of the Andhra government challenging the judgment of the high court declaring Amaravati as the only capital of the state. And the supreme court also stays the March 3 directions of the high court to complete the further development and construction for the capital city within the next six months.