GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION & URBAN DEVELOPMENT (ELE.II) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms. No. 703 ††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† ††††††††† †††††Dated: 20th July, 2005
Hyderabad is the largest urban agglomeration both in terms of population and area in the State of Andhra Pradesh. It is recognised as a metropolis and given the status of a Mega City by the Central Government. The transformation of Hyderabad as a metropolis began in the late 1950s with the formation of Andhra Pradesh State and Hyderabad becoming its capital.† Large scale industrialisation,† particularly in the public sector, took place in the early of 1960s.† In the late 1960s and early 1970s a large number of important educational, research and training institutions were set up in and† around Hyderabad City. Since mid-1990s, massive developments have been taking place in the areas around Hyderabad City in the field of information technology, bio-technology, sports infrastructure, etc. creating new employment opportunities and thereby, triggering expansion of townships.
2.†††††† The growth of Hyderabad has not only been on account of itís being the capital city but also due to itís strategic location, rapid industrialization and availability of suitable lands in plenty in and around the Hyderabad city. Thus, Hyderabad continues to offer great opportunities for expansion and concentration of activities and continues to offer opportunities for increased employment and in manufacturing and support services especially in the tertiary sector.† Population of Hyderabad urban agglomeration has been substantially increasing over the last one decade. The massive growth in† population has put additional strain on the existing infrastructure within the area of Hyderabad urban agglomeration.
3.†††††† The Hyderabad metropolis has several diverse activities such as:
a) State Capital and Administrative Centre;
b) Defence Centre;†
c) Educational, Research & Institutional Centre;
d) Industrial Centre;
e) IT Centre;
f) Regional Centre of Trade & Commerce;†
g) Transportation Centre and Air transit hub;
h) Health and Medical centre;
i) Cultural and Tourism Centre.†
4.†††††† The population of the Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration registered an increase of about 216 % in the last 30 years, i.e, it rose from 18 lakhs in 1971 to about 57 lakhs in 2001, as per the Census. The urban agglomeration area increased from about 200 sq km in 1971 to about 700 sq km. The population of the Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration is expected to increase to 136 lakhs by 2021 with an overall average density of about 200 persons per hectare.
5.†††††† This has necessitated the demand for services and also resulted in attendant problems like intensity of land use, densification, pressure on housing, demands on the road network and transporation systems, availability of water and efficiency of the system of disposal of sewage and solid waste. The demand for services have both city-wide as well as local ramifications.
6.†††††† The overall city level† systems like major road network, water supply, sewerage and drainage system network, urban transport system, environment management system, etc. cannot be done in compartments or locally and need to be tackled in an integrated manner by an appropriate civic management structure with proper planning, resource mobilisation and technical capabilities. The existing separate local bodies are unable to cope up with the above. Therefore there is a need to strengthen the civic administration by reorganizing the existing set up by having a single entity with a clear cut organisational system to meet the challenges thrown up by such fast pace of growth of Hyderabad and its urban spread and to manage in an integrated manner both the metropolitan and community level developmental needs.
7.††††††††† Keeping in view the above, the Government have decided to constitute the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation by merging the surrounding 12 municipalities and 8 Gram Panchayats around Hyderabad with Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad with a view to:
a) Facilitating improved† and high standard of civic services;
b) Providing better civic administrative mechanism;
c) Ensuring better planning and focussed development of the Mega City;
d) More equitable devolution of finances and utilisation of resources;
e) Ensuring uniform enforcement ;
f) To make the city internationally competitive with world class infrastructure and services.
8.†††††† Hence it is proposed to include the following surrounding 12 municipalities and 8 Gram Panchayats located around Hyderabad in the limits of Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad to constitute the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation:
3. Uppal Kalan
9. Seri Lingampalli
9.†††††† Sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act, 1955 empowers† the Government to alter the limits of the City by including other areas after consulting with the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.
10.††††††††† Therefore, under sub section (2) of† section 3 of Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act, 1955, the Council of Hyderabad Municipal Corporation are requested to state their views on the above proposal of the Government to include the areas covered by the† surrounding 12 Municipalities and 8 Grampanchayats referred to in para 8 above with in the limits of Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad to form Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.
11.†††† The Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad is requested to place the matter before the Council and obtain the views/ objections / suggestions, if any, on the proposal and communicate the same to the Government within a period of 15 days from the date of receipt of this notice. If no views / objections / suggestions are received from the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad within the above stipulated time, it will be construed that the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad has no remarks to offer on the proposal of the Government and further action will be taken basing on the material available with the Government.
12.†††† The Commissioner, Hyderabad Municipal Corporation shall publish a copy of this G.O. in the Notice Board of the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad for information to the Public.
( BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad Hyderabad
The Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration,
The District Collector, Hyderabad / Ranga Reddy
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