Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority

The Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (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).[3] The VMRDA administers the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region, spread over an area of 4,873 km2 (1,881 sq mi) and covers the districts of Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram.[4][5] It was set up for the purposes of planning, co-ordination, 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.

Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority
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Agency overview
Formed5 September 2018
Preceding agency
TypeUrban Planning Agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Andhra Pradesh
HeadquartersSiripuram, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
17°43′17″N 83°19′05″E / 17.721527°N 83.318062°E / 17.721527; 83.318062
Ministers responsible
Agency executives
  • Dronamraju Srinivasa Rao, Chairman[1]
  • P. Koteswara Rao I.A.S, Metropolitan Commissioner[2]
Parent agencyMunicipal Administration and Urban Development
Websitewww.vmrda.gov.in

JurisdictionEdit

 
VMRDA Headquarters at Siripuram, Visakhapatnam

Under the jurisdiction of VMRDA, the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region (VMR), comprises, Visakhapatnam city and the districts of Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam. It is spread over an area of 4,873 km2 (1,881 sq mi) and has a population of 50.18 lakhs.[6]

The below table list the urban areas of VMR:

Jurisdiction
Settlement Type Name Total
Municipal Corporations GVMC, Vizianagaram 2
Municipalities Yelamanchili 1
Nagar Panchayat Nellimarla 1

Developing ProjectsEdit

The Future Developing Projects by VMRDA given below.

See alsoEdit

Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dronamraju appointed VMRDA chairman". Visakhapatnam: The Hindu. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Koteswara Rao Is New VMRDA Commissioner". Visakhapatnam: Sakshi. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Overview of VMRDA". Times of India. Visakhapatnam. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Upgradation of VMRDA". Times of India. Visakhapatnam. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  5. ^ "VMRDA loses 1,628 sq.km to new urban development body". Times of India. Visakhapatnam. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  6. ^ "వుడా ఇకపై జ్ఞాపకమే". Andhrajyothi. Visakhapatnam. 7 September 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Devlopemnt of park". Times of India. Visakhapatnam. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Metro Works". The Hindu. Visakhapatnam. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Heli Tourism". The Hans India. Visakhapatnam. 18 March 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Smart City". Smart Vizag. Visakhapatnam. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Integrated museum and tourism complex". Times of India. Visakhapatnam. 28 April 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.