GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION & URBAN DEVELOPMENT (ELE.II) DEPARTMENT
G. O. Ms. No. 695 Dated: 18th July, 2005
It is proposed to include areas contiguous to Municipal Corporation of Visakhapatnam in the limits of Municipal Corporation of Visakhapatnam. The appended Notification will be published in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette.
2. The Director of Translations is requested to have Notification translated into Telugu and Urdu and forward it to the Collector, Visakahapatnam District for publication in the respective District Gazettes. The Collector, Visakhapatnam is requested to have the Notification published in the District Gazette in Telugu, Urdu and English and report to the Government the dates of publication in the District Gazettes.
3. The Commissioner of Printing, Stationery & Stores purchase, is requested to publish the Notification in an Extra-ordinary issue of Andhra Pradesh Gazette dated 20.7.2005
( BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
The Commissioner of Printing, Stationery & Stores purchase,
The Director of Translations, A.P., Hyderabad
The Collector, Visakhapatnam District.
The District Panchayat Officer, Visakhapatnam.
The Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, A.P., Hyderabad
The Commissioner of Panchayat Raj Department, A.P, Hyderabad.
The Engineer-in-Chief (PH), A.C. Guards, Hyderabad
The Director of Town & Country Planning, A.P., Hyderabad
The Commissioner & Special Officer, Visakhapatnam
The Municipal Commissioner, Gajuwaka Municipality.
// FORWARDED BY ORDER //
PTO for Notification
Visakhapatnam is the second largest city in State of Andhra Pradesh, a sprawling industrial city and one of the fast emerging metropolises. The large-scale expansion of Visakhapatnam and its suburbs began since 1970 with the setting up of the Visakhapatanm Steel Plant at Gajuwaka and the townships development undertaken by Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority. The trend of population expansion and growth is more pronounced along the National Highway-5, viz., towards Gajuwaka on the west and Madhurwada on the East. With the establishment of various industries, Gangavaram Port and SEZ towards the west of Visakhapatnam the urban spread of Visakhapatnam is increasing in a linear pattern.
The rapid pace of development and growth in and around Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation and Gajuwaka Municipality are posing severe strain on the physical infrastructure facilities and services and creating problem of effective management and administration in view of multiplicity of local bodies.
Hence, considering all the above, and with a view (i) to provide better civic services; (ii) better administrative mechanism; (iii) ensure better planning and focussed development in and around Visakhapatnam; (iv) more equitable devolution of finances and utilization of resources; (v) ensure uniform enforcement; and (vi) to make the Visakhapatnam and its suburbs internationally competitive with world class infrastructure and services, the Government have provisionally decided to expand the limits of Visakhpatnam Municipal Corporation by merging Gajuwaka Municipality and surrounding 32 Gram Panchayats located around Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation.
Hence, it is proposed to include the Gajuwaka Municipality and 32 Grampanchayats located around the Visakhapatnam in the limits of Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation. The details are as follows:
12. Cinna Mushidiwada
19. Nangi Narapadu
20. Vedula Narava
Notice is hereby given as required under the second proviso to sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Act 1979 that the above proposal will be taken with consideration by the Government after the expiry of the period of thirty days from the date of publication of this notification in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette and any objections or suggestions which may be received from any person with respect thereto before the expiry of the afore said period will be considered by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Objections or suggestions should be addressed to the Secretary to Government, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department, A.P. Secretariat, Hyderabad.
SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT