GN Rao lashed out at the media. GN Rao himself addressed the media and gave clarification, as soon as the report of the GN Rao committee attracted the media stating that Vizag is not a suitable place for the capital of AP.
Contrary to this, GN Rao said that Vizag is an ideal choice for the Executive Capital of the state while suggesting that the capital had to establish about 50 kilometers far from the seashore. He added that they only made recommendations in their report and ultimately it was the government that took the decision.
They suggested the government set up Vizag Metropolitan Region and under this, government offices should be placed according to GN Rao. He even said that Vizag and Chennai corridor will be a huge benefit for the state. Regarding the decentralization idea, he said that it was unfortunate as media was falsely conveying the committee report and asked the media not to create confusion among the public.