Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation

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Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation

వరంగల్ మహానగర పాలక సంస్థ
Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation
Type
Type
Leadership
Gunda Prakash Rao TRS
Khaja Sirajuddin, TRS
Shri N.Ravi Kiran
Shri.Godhumala Raju
Structure
Political groups
TRS (44)
INC (04)
BJP (01)
CPI(M) (01)
Other (08)
Meeting place
GWMC Building
Website
www.gwmc.gov.in

The Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) was until 2015 known as Warangal Municipal Corporation.[1] It is the urban planning agency that oversees the civic needs of Warangal.[2] Its geographical area covers most of that administered by the Kakatiya Urban Development Authority.[3]

History[edit]

Warangal Municipality being one of the oldest in the state was a major municipality in 1844 Fasli. In July 1959 it was upgraded as a special grade municipality, in July 1960 into a selection grade, and then on 18 August 1994 it was declared as municipal corporation.[4] In January 2015, Government of Telangana accorded "Greater" status to the municipality and thus becoming Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation.[5]

Smart City[edit]

The citizens of Warangal can hope for better facilities as the Central government shortlisted it under the Smart Cities Mission.[6] The programme enables the city to secure funds from the central government in strengthening and extension of existing services and its infrastructure.

Corporation Elections[edit]

Political party performance in 2016:[7]

S.No. Party name Party flag No. of Corporators
01 Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) TRS Flag.svg 44
02 Indian National Congress (INC) Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg 04
03 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 01
04 Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) CPI-M-flag.svg 01
05 Others No flag.svg 08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Greater' tag to Warangal Corporation". Deccan Chronicle. 29 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation GWMC". Telangana State.
  3. ^ Warangal set to become greater
  4. ^ "Welcome to Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation".
  5. ^ "'Greater' tag to Warangal Corporation". 29 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Warangal to become 'Smart City' soon". Telangana State. 28 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Assembly Election Results Dates Candidate List Opinion/Exit Poll Latest News, Political Consulting Survey Election Campaign Management Company India".

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