GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION & URBAN DEVELOPMENT (Elec. II) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No.107 M.A, dated:5th March, 2005.
Read the following:-
3. GO.Ms.No.57 MA&UD (Elec.II) Department, dated 04-2-2005.
4. From the Chairperson, Municipal Council, Tirupati letter No.Corp/6709/04 dated 19.02.2005.
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Whereas, Government have issued notice to the Municipal Council, Tirupati Municipality under proviso (a) to sub section (1) of section 3-A of the Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1965,as to the Tirupati Municipality shall not be abolished, as it has fulfilled the criteria to specify the areas covered under Tirupati Municipality as larger Urban Area.
2. And whereas, the Municipal Council, Tirupati in its Resolution No.426, dated 24.11.2004 resolved that the proposal for upgrading the Tirupati Municipality as Municipal Corporation is not agreeable and requested the Government to stop the proposal.
3. And where as, the Government in G.O.Ms.No.57 M.A dated 4.2.2005 issued notice to the Tirupati Municipal Council to explain with in 15 days as to why the Council Resolution No. 426, dated 24.11.2004 shall not be cancelled under section 59 (1) of the Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1965, as the said Resolution is against the public interest.
4. And where as, the Hon’ble High court of Andhra Pradesh while disposing the W.P No.2830/05 filed by Smt. A. Kalavathi and two others made it clear that incase the Municipal Council submits its explanation to the show cause notice, the objections raised it any, shall be taken into consideration before any final decision is taken by the first respondent.(i.e. The Secretary to the Government MA&UD Department).
5. And where as, the Municipal Council, Tirupati in reply to the show cause notice, have passed another Council Resolution No.1027, dt.19.2.2005 and sent to Government and the points raised in the said resolution are as follows:
1. In the G.O.Ms.No.57, M.A., dt.4.2.2005, Govt. have not revealed the issues resolved in the earlier Council Resolution, dt.29.12.04 passed by the Mpl. Council, Tirupati and issues raised in the Chairpersons reply.
2. Government has given notice to the Council why the Council Resolution No.426 shall not be cancelled, but they have not given reasons, how the Council resolution is against to the public interest.
3. Rice Mills, R.C.C Pipes Factory and Starch Factory are not in the limits of Tirupati Municipality. Engineering College is 5 Km far away from the Municipality. Medical college is 15 Kms away from the Municipality. 16 No.NH is out side the Municipality limits. 7 No. NH is also 15 Kms away from the Municipality. Peripheral villages are only 5 but not 11.
4. With the above reasons the Council Resolution No.426, passed by the Mpl. Council is Correct. There is no basis for cancellation of Council Resolution. The opinion of the Government that the “Standard of living of the people may be upgraded in the larger Urban Areas is baseless”.
6. And where as in G.O.Ms.No.57,MA&UD (Elec.II)Department dated 4.2.2005 it has been clearly stated that Tirupati Municipality having Economic importance of Major Industries like Rice Mills, Turmeric Mills, RCC pipes Manufacturing Company and Major Starch producing center in Telagana Region, having number of Degree and Post Graduate colleges besides Engineering & Medical Colleges, Nursing Schools etc, along with number of Technical Colleges in the heart of the city and Suburban Areas of the Town. Major Rice Mills Viz. Gajanand Rice Mill & Vamshi Krishna Rice Mill, which are having inter State Transportation of Rice are located within the Municipal limits. RCC pipe manufacturing factories and Starch Manufacturing factory are located in the Suburban Town within a distance of 2 to 3 kilometers from the Municipal limits. Vijaya Rural Engineering College and Christian Medical College are located in the Suburban Areas of the Town within a distance of 4.40 and 15 Kilometers respectively, but they are catering to the Educational needs of the students from Tirupati Town in view of their proximity to the Town.
7. Whereas, it is not correct to say that National Highway 16 is outside the Municipal limits. As a matter of fact it originates from Railway under bridge at Kanteshwar Area which is in the middle of the Town. In the G.O.Ms. No.57, MA, dated 4.2.2005 it is clearly stated that NH 7 passes nearby Tirupati. It is a fact that NH 7 passes through Dichpally which is adjacent to the Tirupati Municipal limits.
8. And whereas, in G.O.Ms.No.57, MA dt.4-2-2004, it is clearly mentioned about the economic importance of Tirupati Municipality to become Corporation and as reported by the District Collector, Tirupati Municipality is located in the District Head Quarters and there is very feasibility for urbanization and is well connected with road network to the State Capital and also with other parts of region/state. Besides these two National Highways, the Tirupati town is connected with number of major district roads and other roads, and the existing Meter Gauge Railway track between Secunderabad and Manmad/ Ajmer/ Mumbai via Tirupati is being converted to Broad Gauge and this is a prime factor for growth of more Industries in Tirupati town and the following are the peripheral Villages which are growing fast and expanding towards the Urban Area.
Sl.No. Name of the Villages Area Population
1. Borgaon 2.50 1770
2. Gupan Palli 1.34 1719
3. Kaloor 4.00 2255
4. Khanapur 3.00 2374
5. Mallaram 6.611 3110
6. Mubaraknagar 1.5 2607
7. Nyalkal 4.00 3259
8. Madhavabnagar 1.918 1805
9. Sarangapur 6.00 2181
10. Manikbhandar 2.00 4433
11 Paddaporgaon 1.6 2733
9. And where as after careful examination of the Council Resolution No.1027, dated 19.2.2005 of Tirupati Municipal Council, which passed in reply to the show cause notice issued by the Government in G.O.Ms.No.57,M.A dated 4.2.2005 and after considering the facts stated above, the Government came to conclusion that the areas covered under Tirupati Municipality fulfill the criteria for specifying the same as larger urban area under section 2(d) of the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporations Act, 1994 and the Council Resolution No.426, dated 24.11.2004 of Tirupati Municipal Council is against public interest and decided to cancel the same.
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred under section 59 (1) of the Andhra Pradesh Municipality Act, 1965, Government of Andhra Pradesh hereby cancel the Council Resolution No.426, dated 24.11.2004 of the Tirupati Municipal Council with immediate effect.
(BY ORDER IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
SECRETERY TO GOVERNMENT
The Commissioner, Printing, Stationer and Stores Purchase, Hyderabad.
- He is requested to publish the G.O. in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette and send 25 copies to this Department.
The Chairperson, Tirupati Municipal Council.
The Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration, Hyderabad..
The Commissioner, Tirupati Municipality.
The Law (A) Department.
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