GSI Report Raises Doubts Over Its Suitability As Capital
In what could come in the way of Vijayawada-Guntur being considered for building the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, scientists clearly say that the region is a seismically active zone.
A note prepared by the Geological Survey of India’s earthquake geology division, Southern Region, Hyderabad, clearly indicated the seriousness of the issue.
Vijayawada is in tremor zone-MAY 23
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh CM designate N. Chandrababu Naidu is said to be keen on developing the Vijayawada belt as his capital zone. But it might not be a good idea as Vijayawada is a seismic zone with the highest risk in the state and, if he persists, it could prove to be quite expensive.
A Geological Survey of India (GSI) report on the seismicity of Vijayawada points out that there are four major sources of quakes within a 150 km radius of Vijayawada city. Geologists suggest that earthquake resistant structures must be built in the agglomeration to tackle quakes.
The Earthquake Geology Division of the GSI had commissioned a seismicity micronization study on the Vijayawada urban agglomeration.