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Hyderabad: GHMC to table new reform to add 50 more wards

Comments Off on Hyderabad: GHMC to table new reform to add 50 more wards   |   March 24, 2020    08:01pm   |Contributed by Indian Realty News

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to increase the number of municipal wards in Hyderabad through delimitation process. An Act in this regard is expected to be passed soon.

Amid the preparations to roll out a new reform, the Greater Hyderabad civic body, GHMC has plans to add 50 more wards, taking the total number of wards to 200. At present, Hyderabad has about 150 wards, and the population of each ward varies from 40,000 to 50,000. The civic body is planning to create a ward for every 30,000 to 35,000 population.

According to senior officials of GHMC, while some divisions such as Ramanthapur, Uppal, AS Rao Nagar and Kapra have a population of 40,000, the population in Saroornagar division is 49,128 and Ramnas Pura and Kishanbagh in Old City have around 49,300 people. Moreover, since physical boundaries of the wards are changed in the delimitation process, there will be a change in the reservations of wards for various categories like SCs, STs, BCs and women.

The State government wanted to propose the new GHMC Act in the budget session, but it was delayed due to the coronavirus infection spread. The new Act is being planned to be introduced next month in a special State Assembly session.

Interestingly, the municipal circles in and around Hyderabad will get more wards as the population is increasing in these parts as compared to a stable population in the city area.

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