Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority

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Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority
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Agency overview
Formed5 September 2018
Preceding agency
TypeUrban Planning Agency
HeadquartersSiripuram, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
17°43′17″N 83°19′05″E / 17.721527°N 83.318062°E / 17.721527; 83.318062
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Sri. P. Basanth Kumar I.A.S, Metropolitan Commissioner
Parent agencyDepartment of Municipal Administration and Urban Development
WebsiteVUDA Official Website

The Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority or VMRDA is the urban planning agency of Visakhapatnam in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It was formed by expanding the existing Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA).[1] The VMRDA administers the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region, spread over an area of 6,501.65 km2 (2,510.30 sq mi) and covers the districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam[2][3]. VMRDA was set up for the purposes of planning, co-ordinating, supervising, promoting and securing the planned development of the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region. It coordinates the development activities of the municipal corporations, municipalities and other local authorities.[4]

Jurisdiction[edit]

Under the jurisdiction of VMRDA, the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region (VMR), comprises, Visakhapatnam and the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam. It is spread over an area of 6,501.65 km2 (2,510.30 sq mi) and has a population of 50.18 lakhs. The below table lists the urban areas of VMR:

Jurisdiction
Settlement Type Name Total
Municipal Corporations GVMC, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram 3
Municipalities Amadalavalasa, Yelamanchili 2
Nagar Panchayat Rajam, Nellimarla 2

The below table lists the mandals of VMR:

VMRDA Areas
District Mandals No.of mandals
Srikakulam Polaki, Narasannapeta, Gara, Srikakulam, Amadalavalasa, Ponduru, Rajam, Ganguvarisigadam, Laveru, Etcherla, Ranastalam 11
Vizianagaram Cheepurupalli, Garividi, Gurla, Gajapathinagaram, Bondapalli, Gantyada, Srungavarapukota, Vepada, Lakkavarapukota, Kothavalasa, Jami, Vizianagaram, Nellimarla, Pusapatirega, Denkada, Bhogapuram 16
Visakhapatnam Bheemunipatnam, Padmanabham, Anandapuram, Visakhapatnam Urban-1, Visakhapatnam Urban-2, Visakhapatnam Urban-3, Visakhapatnam Urban-4, Visakhapatnam (rural), Gajuwaka, Pedagantyada, Pendurthi, Sabbavaram, Paravada, Anakapalle, Kasimkota, Munagapaka, Atchutapuram, Rambilli, Yelamanchili, S.Rayavaram, Nakkapalle, Payakaraopeta 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Overview of VMDA". Visakhapatnam: Times of India. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  2. ^ "About VMRDA". Visakhapatnam: Andhrajyothi. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. ^ "About VMRDA". Visakhapatnam: Andhrajyothi. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  4. ^ "about VMDA". Visakhapatnam: Smart Vizag. Retrieved 21 July 2018.