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Telangana State to add 7 new municipal corporations to existing 6

Telangana State to add 7 new municipal corporations to existing 6
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Telangana government has decided to create seven new municipal corporations mostly in the peripheral areas of Greater Hyderabad taking the tally to 13 from the present six corporations.

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Hyderabad: Telangana government has decided to create seven new municipal corporations mostly in the peripheral areas of Greater Hyderabad taking the tally to 13 from the present six corporations.

According to sources, the State cabinet discussed about the new municipal corporations on Wednesday. The new municipal corporations proposed include Peerzadiguda, Boduppal, Jawaharnagar, Bandlaguda, Badangpet and Nizampet.

The government proposes to combine Meerpet and Jillelaguda municipalities and form a separate municipal corporation called Meerpet.

With this the total number of municipal corporations in the State will go up to 13 from the existing six corporations.

The corporations include Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (66 wards), Karimnagar (60), Ramagundam (50), Nizamabad (60), Khammam (60), Badangpet (32), Bandlaguda Jagir (22), Meerpet (Meerpet and Jillelaguda) (46), Boduppal (28), Peerzadiguda (26), Jawaharnagar (28), Nizampet (33) and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC-150). Apart from the 13 municipal corporations there would be 128 municipalities in the state.

Stating this in the Assembly on Thursday, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said that earlier the municipalities were formed based on the executive orders but now even forming a gram panchayat would be through discussion in the Assembly.

The population in the municipalities is increasing hence the number of wards were increased, he said.

Replying to AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi's comments on election code, the Chief Minister said that the election code would be for another 20 to 25 days and later on the government can concentrate on developmental activities for next four-and-a- half years.

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