Hyderabad: The Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Mr M Maheedhar Reddy, has said that the process of constituting new municipalities will be completed soon and final orders will be issued at the earliest.
Speaking to mediapersons here on Saturday, Mr Maheedhar Reddy said that there were some 140 Nagara Panchayats and municipalities in the State. Though there was a demand to make another 100 gram panchayats into municipalities, he said that proposals of 52 gram panchayats were under active consideration of the government. The proposals would be approved by the Chief Minister, Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy, in phases, he added.
The Minister made it clear that at present there was no possibility of upgrading the Vijayawada municipality into Greater Municipal Corporation. Stating that there was no dearth of funds for the civic bodies, Mr Reddy said that the process of transfer of staff and creation of new divisions will be started soon.