The Hyderabad district may soon be split up into four separate districts, with what now comes under the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation's area to be divided into three parts.
"There is a proposal to split Greater Hyderabad into four revenue districts as it covers a vast area and also 24 Assembly constituencies. Secunderabad will definitely be one among the new districts," T Padma Rao, minister for excise told the Times of India on Monday.
Hyderabad is spread over 625 sq km and this move is expected to make administration easier and convenient for the people living on the outskirts of the city between the state's capital and Ranga Reddy district.
The TOI report adds:
Once Hyderabad is divided into four districts, the Ranga Reddy district will be confined to only some parts like Vikarabad and Tandur. The state government may also consider merging some of the areas from Ranga Reddy and Medak districts. Areas in the eastern part of Ranga Reddy , such as Uppal, Boduppal and Ghatkesar, are likely to be merged in a new district. Similarly, Alwal, Malkajgiri and Shamirpet, Kukatpally, Quaubullapur and Medchal would become part of a new district.
Hyderabad's Old City area along with areas like Rajendranagar and L B Nagar may become a district while Cyberabad with areas like Manikonda, Shamshabad and Patancheru, may also become a separate district.
As far as the Secunderabad area is concerned, the demand for a separate district has been on for a while, led by the Jai Secunderabad Zilla Akanksha Committee.
‚ÄúSecunderabad has a rich legacy. Till 1960, Secunderabad was a separate Municipal Corporation and had its own distinct lifestyle and governance. Those who are demanding for a new Secunderabad district have come under a common platform and formed the committee. If Secunderabad becomes a district and a separate municipal corporation, the identity of the place will be protected and civic amenities will also be improve," Naguluri Krishna Kumar Goud, one of the conveners told The New Indian Express.