GHMC to Delimit City Wards

Civic body publishes preliminary draft notification for delimitation of 150 wards

Published: 29th October 2015 04:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th October 2015 04:22 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: After months of dithering, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation  finally published the preliminary draft notification in Form-1 on Wednesday for delimitation of 150 municipal wards.

The preliminary notification was issued in pursuance of AP Municipal Corporations (Delimitation of Wards) Rules 1996.

GHMC commissioner Somesh Kumar has given seven days’ time from the date of publication of the notification to the residents of Greater Hyderabad to file their objections or suggestions, if any .

Details of the draft notification have been placed on GHMC website and  will also be put up on the notice boards at all its circle and zonal offices.

The proposed delimitation (re-division) of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) into 150 wards was done on the basis of Census-2011 population which is about 67,31,790. The delimitation exercise like fixing of ward boundaries with a population of around 44,879 in a ward with 10 pc variation has been prepared.

The proposed wards will have new boundaries and have been divided into wards equally by taking into account natural boundaries and contiguity of the area. Wherever natural boundaries could not be adopted, survey numbers TS numbers, important junctions or lanes would be considered.

Each municipal ward is going to have a population of around 44,879.

The variation in population in the ward would not exceed more than 10 per cent of the average population of wards. The delimitation starts from Kapra division and ends with Monda Market in the city.

Steps have been taken to see that polling station area would not be distributed among two wards and ward jurisdiction will not fall under two Assembly constituencies, GHMC officials said.

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