Mixed reactions have been produced in response to the declaration that Visakhapatnam would be the new capital. While some people believe it to be the best option, others are worried about societal problems, pollution, and traffic congestion. According to the website for vizag Port, the city, which houses the Eastern Naval Command's headquarters, had commercial links with Rome and the Middle east in ancient times. In 1682, it also became the location of an east India Company branch.
On december 19, 1933, Lord Willingdon, the indian Viceroy and governor General at the time, officially opened the Visakhapatnam Port. The city gained notoriety as former prime minister Indira gandhi lay the cornerstone for a steel mill, which former prime minister PV narasimha Rao dedicated to the country in 1992, once the facility began operating. According to an Andhra university estimate, Vizag's population would increase from 23.5 lakh in 2021 to 30 lakh by 2035.