Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority

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Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority
Agency overview
Formed2014
Preceding agency
TypeUrban Planning Agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Andhra Pradesh
HeadquartersVijayawada
16°30′30″N 80°38′30″E / 16.50833°N 80.64167°E / 16.50833; 80.64167
Minister responsible
Agency executive
WebsiteAPCRDA

The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (abbreviated as APCRDA[1]) is an urban planning agency of the capital, Amaravati. It was notified on 30 December 2014 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh as per Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority Act, 2014, it replaced the Vijayawada Guntur Tenali Mangalagiri Urban Development Authority.[2][3]

Administration[edit]

The APCRDA was formerly known as VGTM Urban Development Authority (VGTM UDA), which was formed in 1978 with an area of 1,954 km2 (754 sq mi)[4]. In 2012, it was expanded to 7,063 km2 (2,727 sq mi).[5] Post bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, it was defunct and was renamed as APCRDA.[6] The head office of the authority is located at Lenin centre in Vijayawada.[7] It also has three sub-registrar offices at Thullur, Ananthavaram and Mandadam.[8] The present commissioner of the authority is P. Lakshmi Narasimham.[9] The authority has a jurisdictional area of 8,352.69 km2 (3,224.99 sq mi),[10] covering the districts of Guntur and Krishna,[11] including 217 km2 (84 sq mi) of the state capital, Amaravati.[12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 a year of many firsts for Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority". The New Indian Express. Vijayawada. 30 December 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Capital Region Development Authority comes into being". The Hindu. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  3. ^ "3-decade-old VGTMUDA to be dissolved". The Hans India. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Welcome to VGTM UDA". VGTM Urban Development Authority. Archived from the original on 16 May 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  5. ^ Sandeep Kumar, S. (27 September 2014). "VGTM master plan hits roadblock". The Hindu. Vijayawada. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  6. ^ Subba Rao, GVR (23 September 2015). "Capital region expands as CRDA redraws boundaries". The Hindu. Vijayawada. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  7. ^ "APCRDA to conduct awareness sessions on HappyNest booking". The New Indian Express. Vijayawada. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Offices Address". crda.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority commissioner assumes charge". The New Indian Express. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Declaration of A.P. Capital Region – Amendment" (PDF). Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority. Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department, Andhra Pradesh. 22 September 2015. p. 8. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 May 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  11. ^ Subba Rao, GVR (23 September 2015). "Capital region expands as CRDA redraws boundaries". The Hindu. Vijayawada. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Declaration of A.P. Capital City Area" (PDF). Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority. Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department, Andhra Pradesh. 9 June 2015. p. 3. Retrieved 10 June 2019.

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