Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation

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Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation
GVMC Logo.png
City of Destiny
Meeting place
Tenneti Bhavan, Ramnagar, Visakhapatnam

The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) is the chief governing body of Visakhapatnam city. Its jurisdiction encompasses an area of 681.96 km2 (263.31 sq mi).[2][3] It is also part of the planning body of the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority.[4] M. Hari Narayanan is the present municipal commissioner of the city.[5]


Visakhapatnam is one of the earliest municipality in the region. It was setup as a municipality in 1858 later upgraded as corporation in 1979. In 21 November 2005 Government of Andhra Pradesh has released a GO to create a Greater Municipal Corporation and it was first Greater municipal corporation in the state of Andhra Pradesh.[6][7] The Anakapalle and the Bhimili mandals were incorporated[citation needed].

Administration and about[edit]

The area of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation is 681.96 km2 (263.31 sq mi).[2] The Corporation is administered by an elected body headed by the Mayor. The population as per the 2011 census was 2,093,876.[8] The Corporation has a total of 95,580 street lights under its administration.[9]

Awards and Achievements[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation: Introduction
  3. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Profile". Greater Visakhpatnam Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Municipal commissioner". The Times of India. Visakhapatnam. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  6. ^ "History". Greater Visakhpatnam Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Andhra Pradesh First Greater Municipal Corporation". thehindu. Retrieved 29 Nov 2005.
  8. ^ "GVMC Profile". Vijayawada Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  9. ^ "GVMC CM Dash board".
  10. ^ "best muncipal corporation". cdma ap. Visakhapatnam. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  11. ^ "smart campus award". the hindu. Visakhapatnam. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  12. ^ "best service award". the hindu. Visakhapatnam. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Smart City Project Award". hans india. Visakhapatnam. 29 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  14. ^ "3rd Cleanest City of India by Award". hans india. Visakhapatnam. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  15. ^ "5th Cleanest City of India". times of india. Visakhapatnam. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  16. ^ "1st place in Andhra Pradesh Green Awards". the hindu. Visakhapatnam. 27 June 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.

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