The Municipality of Vijayawada (Bezawada) was
constituted on 1st APR, 1888 and was upgraded as a selection grade municipality in the year 1960.
The municipality was upgraded to a corporation in 1981. With the merger of
Gunadala, Patamata and Bhavanipuram village panchayats and two villages payakapuram
and Kundavari kandrika in the corporation in 1985. The total area of the
corporation is 61.88 sq.kms.
The city is
divided into 59 political wards. An elected body headed
by the Mayor performs the Administration of the Corporation. The Commissioner acts
as the executive head, and oversees the day to day functioning of
the local body. The staff strength of the corporation is
just over 5000.
|Population as per
population as on date
Online Tax Collection through Eseva Centres
Online Collection of various taxes through e-seva centres has brought immense
benefit both to the corporation and to the citizens. Looking at the service from
the citizens perspective, the Government of Andhra Pradesh set up 'e-seva', a
citizen service center using state of the art technologies. A number of e-seva
centres are functioning at various points in Vijayawada, these act as bill collection
centres for the city administration and other allied functions.
City Civic Center
in a developing country like ours is still not complete and it has been
priority of VMC to see that benefits of VOICE (Versatile Online Information for Citizen
Empowerment) are extended to the common citizen who are mostly computer illiterates. The
corporation has developed a model computerized 'City Civic Center' with all amenities in the
corporation premises to act as 'One Stop Civic Shop' for availing various civic services
in the Municipal Corporation premises. Issuing of Birth & Death Certificates, Registration
of Building Plan and Water Tap Applications etc are carried out here.
In supply of protected drinking water, the
Vijayawada Municipal Corporation is fore runner in Andhra Pradesh
State. Every day 39 MGD of protected water is supplied to the city
residents. There are 59 water reservoirs with a storage
capacity of 620.50 lakh gallons. Approximately 150 ltr. per head/day
|Length of water mains
|No. of House Service Connections
|No. of Public Stand Posts
|No. of Power Bores
|No. of Boosters
|No. of Hand Bores
Nearly 1200 k.m. of Internal roads
are extended and widened.
Under Ground Drainage
In Vijayawada Under Ground Drainage was
constructed in 1967-68 and 35% of the area was covered under
this project. Corporation has undertaken the expansion of the Under Ground Drainage for the
whole city with JNNURM funds of Rs. 271.48 Cr. At present, 32,837 UGD
connections are given in the City.
Solid Waste Management
The City is divided into 34 Sanitary Divisions and about 2500 staff, of which 50% are
from 74 DWCUA groups, have taken up the task of cleaning the roads every day. The total
waste generated is around 550 M.T. and this is transported to Excel Plant, Sri Ram Energy
Systems Plant and Bio Methanization plant for recycling into manure and power generation.
Vijayawada is the only city in India to completely use the waste generated for these purposes.
Vijayawada Municipal Corporation is serving 22 urban health centers,
4 Maternity hospitals, 12 Ayurvedic, 2 Unani Centres catering different systems of medicine
The corporation runs a number of schools,
28( Including 3 Urdu H.S., 19 Schools both
|Upper Primary Schools
||2 (1 Urdu Medium and 1 Telugu Medium)|
||65+10= 75 (10 Urdu Media )( 5 E.M.Including E.M)|
The Corporation provides Mid-day meals to students of 105 schools.
Approximately 24,350 students benefit from this scheme
Parks & Open Spaces
Vijayawada Municipal Corporation takes care of 4 city level parks and 45 fenced & 35
unfenced open spaces. It regularly takes up avenue tree plantation projects and greenery
development programmes. 50 Neighbourhood parks developed by the corporation are
maintained by park committees specially formed for this scheme.
* Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium
* Three Indoor Stadiums
* Three Swimming Pools and a number of Gymnasiums
Slum Rehabilitation and Poverty Alleviation
Vijayawada with an estimated poor population of
2.27 lakhs has about 105 slums. The slums are mostly spread over the
banks of river
Krishna and its canals. Infrastructure facilities like Water Supply, Sewerage, Raods & Drains
are taken up with a cost of Rs. 194.10 Cr & 28,152 Nos. dwelling units
at a cost of Rs. 549.22 Cr. under JNNURM. 2016 Nos of
housing units are completed.
Accolades and Awards
* Won National Urban Water Award for the year 2009
* CRISIL has bestowed Best Practices Award for the "Siti e-Governance" Project
* CSI Nihilent runner-up award was conferred by Ministry of Information and Technology
* Finalist in Stockholm Challenge Award
* First Corporation in the State to Receive ISO 9001 Certification for Quality Management System