more-inTowards materialising the proposed merging of 45 villages surrounding the city into the greater city, the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation has commenced the process of preparing detailed technical and financial project reports (DPR) for the creation of basic amenities and social infrastructure in the contiguous villages and the existing city. Eight divisionsOn the other hand, the civic body has planned to divide the greater city into eight administrative divisions based on the population and topography. The State government has in-principle given its nod to the civic body to go ahead with the planning and providing basic infrastructure in the contiguous villages. The civic body has already surveyed several surrounding villages regarding the underground drainage system. The government had a year ago announced the city as Metropolitan Area merging 19 surrounding villages only to facilitate the Amaravati Metro Rail Project.
Source: The Hindu February 18, 2018 19:56 UTC