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Making Hyderabad a common capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana is a bad decision
After formation of Telangana, the city of Charminar-Hyderabad will not physically connected to the state of Andhra Pradesh. In this scenario making it a common capital looks foolish to even a child, but our government seems unmoved.

The point of reference for making Hyderabad a common capital is often drawn from Chandigarh which had been the shared capital for Haryana and Punjab for some time. But advocates of the example are missing the crucial point that Chandigarh touches the border of both Haryana and Punjab. The city is also governed by a separate body (union territory). The case of Hyderabad will not be much different from how Chandigarj is governed.

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As per the initial reports if Hyderabad becomes a shared capital for 10 years between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the present government buildings like Assembly, Secretriat, CM camp office, Police headquarters, MLA colony and some other major administrative buildings will be a property of the government of Telangana and will accommodate babus from the new ministry. This means that the current officials managing Andhra Pradesh will have to move their workstations to a separate building allocated to them. 

While Hyderabad undoubtedly have enough buildings to accommodate, but the question arises is if you are moving the existing offices, why not move them within the boundaries of Andhra Pradesh? New buildings rented in Andhra Pradesh will result in wastage of tax payer’s money and if we are looking at a limited time frame of 10 years then the remodeling of these buildings to suite administrative purposes will add to the wastage.

Andhra Pradesh currently has 75 MLAs and 32 department ministers, all of whom along with their support staff will shuttle between Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh for their various purpose of work. There will be requirements of new guest houses, new cars and new security personnel all of a sudden. While this may surge the demand for real estate and manpower of certain qualities, the entire cost will fall on our exchequer. Add to this a common man residing within the new boundaries of Andhra Pradesh will have to pay to travel to Hyderabad for any official work. The government could easily look at using the same money to create an infrastructure of a capital city in centre of Andhra Pradesh. This will also result in better infrastructure for the state around Kurnool Anathapur. If Chattisgarh, Jharkand and Uttarakand had the resources to build their capital city, Andhra Pradesh should have had the resources to do the same.

While approving Telangana is a master stroke for the ruling party, keeping Hyderabad as a shared capital seems nothing less. The fact that Central Government did not vest the rights of this decision making on the wisdom of "wisdom" of people of Andhra Pradesh, raises a lot of eyebrows. This looks like a ploy to deprive the state of Andhra Pradesh from getting any funds from Central as a monetary support of building a new capital. 

While the people who have advocated for Telangana for long maybe rejoicing at their demands are being met, the people in Andhra Pradesh who also could have benefited from the situation now feels deprived.

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