- Business Name:Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation GHMC
- Address 1:Head ofiice, Liberty X Roads
- Address 2:GHMC Building, Hyderabad
- Web Page:http://www.ghmc.gov.in
- Phone Number:23262266/23227558
- Description:Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
In 1869, for the first time the Kotwal-e-Baldia, the City Police Commissioner used to look after the Municipal Administration. In the year 1869, Sir Salar Jung-I the then Nizam has constituted the Department of Municipal and Road Maintenance and a Municipal Commissioner was appointed for Hyderabad Board and Chadarghat Board. The city is 55 sq.km and having a population of 3.5 lakhs. In 1886 Chadargat had became Chadarghat Municipality. In 1921 Hyderabad Municipality has increased to 84sq.km. These two Boards were amalgamated in the year 1933 into a Corporation and given statutory status under the Hyderabad Municipal Act. In 1934 for the first time elections were held for Municipal Corporation and a Standing Committee was appointed. In 1937 Banjara Hills, Jublee Hills etc are merged into Jublee Hills Municipality. In 1942, the Corporation status has been removed due to certain issues. In 1945 Secunderabad Municipality was formed. In 1951 it became Corporation. In 1950, two separate corporations were created under the Hyderabad Corporation Act,1950,one
for the city of Hyderabad and another for the city of Secunderabad. These two Corporations were again merged into a single Corporation by the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act,1955 on August 3rd 1960. In 1956, Hyderabad became capital of Andhra Pradesh after the state was formed. From 1956 to March 2007, it had undergone many changes and provided services to citizens by dividing city in (4) Zones and (7) Circles. In 1960, the budget of the Corporation is 1.5 crores and it has raised to 1000 Crores by next 45 years
From April 2007 onwards it became Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation based on notification released on 16th April 2007 by state Government of Andhra Pradesh. The city is divided the city into (5) Zones (including North, South, Central, East and West) and 17 circles to provide better services and the city has grown from 175 sq.km to 650sq.km. It has merged 12 municipalities. The population of the city is above 60 lakhs.
The following Municipalities which are in Rangareddy district merged in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.
L.B. Nagar Gaddiannaram Uppal Kalan
Malkajgiri Kapra Alwal
Quthbullapur Kukatpally Serilingampalli
Patancheru Ramachandrapuram Rajendranagar
- Reference/Courtecy URL:http://www.ghmc.gov.in/greaterhyd.asp
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