Hyderabad’s last day as ‘common capital’: Sorry state of AP

It was unheard of for a new state carved out of an old one to get the old capital, but Telangana — not Andhra Pradesh — got Hyderabad.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 02, 2024 | 5:30 PMUpdatedJun 02, 2024 | 5:30 PM

File photo of Hyderabad.

As 2 June, 2024 marks the decennial anniversary of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, which split the hitherto existing Andhra Pradesh state into two, the last thread that connects Andhra Pradesh with Hyderabad, legally, ends. With this, AP finds itself in a sorry state with the dubious distinction of not having new capital and losing a provision to use legacy capital.

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