GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION & URBAN DEVELOPMENT (ELE.II) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms. No. 704 ††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† ††††††††† †††Dated: 20th July, 2005
††††††††† It is proposed to include areas contiguous to Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad in the limits of Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad.† The appended Notification will be published in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette.
2.†††††† The Director of Translations is requested to have the Notification translated into Telugu and Urdu and forward it to the Collectors, Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and Medak Districts for publication in the respective District Gazettes.† The Collectors, Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and Medak Districts are requested to have the Notification published in the respective District Gazettes 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 Gazete dated 21.7.2005.
( BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
The Commissioner of Printing, Stationery & Stores purchase, A.P, Hyderabad.
The Director of Translations, A.P. Hyderabad
The Collector, Hyderabad District, Hyderabad
The Collector, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad
The Collector, Medak District.
The District Panchayat Officer, R.R. District, Hyderabad
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, Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad,
// FORWARDED BY ORDER //
PTO for Notification
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 industrialization,† particularly in the public sector, took place in the early 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 city has not only been on account of itís being the capital city but also due to itís strategic location, rapid industrialisation and availability of suitable lands in plenty in and around the Hyderabad city. Thus, Hyderabad city 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 reorganising† 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.†††††† Notice is hereby given as required under sub-section (3) of section 3 of the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act, 1955, (Act II of 1956), that the above proposal will be taken into 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 aforesaid 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