Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority

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.[1]

Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority
VUDA Official Logo
Agency overview
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
Agency executive
  • Chairman
  • Vice-Chairman
Parent agencyMunicipal Administration and Urban Development
WebsiteVUDA Official Website

Jurisdiction edit

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.[2] Anakapalle and Bheemunipatnam were merged in Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC).[3]

Defunct edit

It was dissolved to form a new authority in the name of VMRDA[4]

References edit

  1. ^ "Overview of VUDA". Visakhapatnam: Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Key Facts on VMR" (PDF). Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority. pp. 44–45. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  3. ^ "GOs issued on merger of two civic bodies, 10 panchayats". The Hindu. Visakhapatnam. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  4. ^ "VUDA Upgradation as VMRDA". The Hans India. Visakhapatnam. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.