Draft map of 98 wards up for present, public to submit opinion by Jan 17 | Visakhapatnam Information

Visakhapatnam: A day after the state authorities fastened the variety of wards of Better Visakhapatnam Municipal Company (GVMC) at 98, the civic physique has introduced out a draft pertaining to the reorganisation course of and geographical precincts of the wards on Saturday. Whereas the primary ward (ward 1) begins in Bheemili Zone, the 98th ward covers Adavivaram and different colonies in and round Simhachalam in Zone-VI.
Ward 11, comprising of Raveendra Nagar, Vivekananda Colony others, is the smallest ward with a inhabitants of 17,178. With 23,127, Ward 28 has the very best inhabitants. The variety of wards have been fastened based mostly on the 2011 census and the just lately revised pointers of the municipal administration and concrete improvement division.
GVMC commissioner G Srijana stated the ward-wise reservations can solely be decided after getting the electoral rolls and conducting a survey amongst voters belonging to the SC, ST, BC and ladies classes in every ward. “The survey is prone to be accomplished by January 16 and reservations might be notified by January 21,” stated the commissioner.
The GVMC put up the draft of the redrawn boundaries in every ward workplace on Saturday night and can obtain strategies and complaints from the general public until January 17.
The areas of the erstwhile Visakhapatnam Municipal Company together with the Gajuwaka Municipality and 32 villages have been merged to kind the GVMC in 2005. Anakapalli and Bheemili municipalities have been merged within the GVMC in 2013. Later, in 2017, the state authorities elevated the variety of wards to 81. However even after that, the uncertainty over the variety of wards continued because the folks’s representatives within the metropolis demanded that the wards be additional elevated to 100. Lastly, the state authorities on Friday fastened the variety of wards at 98 as per the altered pointers.
The tenure of the elected members of the GVMC expired on February 25, 2012. Vizag district collector was appointed because the GVMC particular officer with impact from February 26, 2012 for less than six months to discharge the capabilities of the company and standing committees. Nevertheless, since then, the tenure of the particular officer has been renewed each six months.

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