Administration in Visakhapatnam

 Vizag is a port city on the south east coast of India. Due to its industrial and commercial outgrowing, it is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district. The only two other cities larger than Vizag in terms of area in India’s east coast are Chennai (Madras) and Kolkata (Calcutta)

Vizag is home to many Government and State owned industries apart from being the Port City of Southern India. Being the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh, it is spread over an area of 550 km². It also serves as the home for the Eastern Naval Command. From Lakes to Beaches, beautiful hill stations to water currents, terrains to caves, Vizag have them all. With a serene view all over, it has a lot of religious and cultural heritage, which also makes Vizag the most sought after tourist destinations in Andhra Pradesh.

Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal CorporationLogo of Greater Vizag Municipal Corporation

One of the oldest municipalities in the state of A.P., is the administrative body that governs the city of Visakhapatnam. The history of Vizag municipality going back in 1850’s, it has become the Greater Vizag Municipality after the merger of some of the nearby villages and Gram Panchayats.

Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA)

VUDA oversees the functioning of the city and plays an important role in the governing and maintenance of the city. Ports in Visakhapatnam and the maintenance forms one of the major administration and governance departments in the city. Visakhapatnam & Gangavaram Ports respectively are reasons to many employments, much of revenue and the reason for Vizag city to be so well known on the industrial map.

Port in VishakhapatnamMaintenance of Vishakhapatnam Ports

Ports in Visakhapatnam and the maintenance forms one of the major administration and governance departments in the city. Visakhapatnam & Gangavaram Ports respectively are reasons to many employments, much of revenue and the reason for Vizag city to be so well known on the industrial map.

Constituencies in Vizag

Visakhapatnam as a district has 3 Parliamentary & 15 Assembly constituencies. With Visakhapatnam, Anakapalli & Araku Valley being the 3 parliamentary ones, the assembly constituencies are Visakhapatnam East, Visakhapatnam West, Visakhapatnam South, Visakhapatnam North, Araku Valley, Elamanchili, Madugula, Paderu, Narsipatnam, Anakapalli, Chodavaram, Pendurthi, Gajuwaka, Payakaraopeta and Bheemunipatnam. There are 43 Sub districts also called as Mandal’s in Visakhapatnam District constituting of many small and large villages all being a part of Visakhapatnam District.

Navy Command in VizagIndian Navy

Eastern Naval Command is one of the most renowned administrative governance of Vizag city. Being the first of its kind and the largest Naval Command for Indian Navy, It is one of the important reasons for such a cultural diversity due to all the employees across the country come and settle in the city.

Other District Departments are:

  • Cooperative Societies
  • Animal Husbandry Department
  • Agriculture
  • Welfare of Disabled
  • Zoo & Park
  • A.P. State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited

Visakhapatnam is one of the most well governed cities in Andhra Pradesh and is also considered to be the commercial capital of Coastal Andhra Pradesh and the second capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. The administration and governance is keen to make this city as the one of the most developed and content cities in the world.

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