In a major blow to the state government, scientists have clearly stated that Vijayawada-Guntur are seismically active zones and these kinds of regions shouldn't be considered for the state capital.
Geological Survey of India has prepared a note on this issue and their earthquake geology division indicated the seriousness of the issue.
Even the IIIT Hyderabad researchers, who are conducting studies on Vijayawada, stated that there are about 26 faults in and around Vijayawada within a radius of 300 km.
Speculations were strong that the capital city will be announced in between Vijayawada-Guntur and the land rates touched sky high.
The vulnerability of Vijayawada has become hot topic among the Indian researchers and most of them have confirmed that it's not an ideal thing to construct capital near the city.
Not Only Vijayawada, according to some researchers, even Ongole is located in the seismic fault area and this narrows the options for the Andhra Pradesh Government now.