The Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority or VUDA was the urban planning agency of Visakhapatnam, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It was formed in 1978, vide an act of the State Assembly of Andhra Pradesh. Its jurisdiction was expanded in 2018 by merging it with the surrounding mandals to form Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority.
|Type||Urban Planning Agency|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Andhra Pradesh|
|Headquarters||Siripuram, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh|
|Parent agency||Municipal Administration and Urban Development|
|Website||VUDA Official Website|
Under the jurisdiction of VUDA, the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region (VMR), comprises, Visakhapatnam and the districts of Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam , Anakapalli and Vizianagaram. It is spread over an area of 5,573 km2 (2,152 sq mi) and has a population of 53.4 lakhs. Anakapalle and Bheemunipatnam were merged in Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC).
- "Overview of VUDA". Visakhapatnam: Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
- "Key Facts on VMR" (PDF). Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority. pp. 44–45. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
- "GOs issued on merger of two civic bodies, 10 panchayats". The Hindu. Visakhapatnam. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
- "VUDA Upgradation as VMRDA". The Hans India. Visakhapatnam. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.