Understanding Hyderabad City: Differences Between MCH, GHMC, HUDA, and HMDA


Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh is spread across an area of 625 sq.kms. The civic administration and infrastructure development in the city is being taken care by the municipal authority of the city – GHMC (erstwhile MCH). They are called as local revenue authorities.
The scope for expansion and further development in the city outskirts gave rise to several town planning agencies which are formed individually and later were merged to form a single authority called HMDA (erstwhile HUDA).

However, the existence of so many small and special development authorities like CDA, HADA, BPPA, etc., created confusion among the citizens about what is what. We simplified this topic in this table to give clarity on this subject.

Name of the Authority Status Purpose/Function Areas covered
Local Revenue Authorities
Greater Hyderabad Municipal corporation (GHMC) Present Formed in 2007 for civic administration and infrastructure development in the city, collection of taxes 625 Sq.Kms includes MCH + 12 Municipalities from Ranga Reddy and Medak Districts
Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH) Erstwhile Formed in 1955 for civic administration and infrastructure development in the city, collection of taxes 173 Sq.Kms includes core city – 4 zones – 7 circles – 100 wards

Name of the Authority Status Purpose/Function Areas covered
Town Planning Agencies
Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) Present Formed in 2008 for planning, co-ordination, supervising, promoting and securing the planned development of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Region 7100 Sq.Kms includes HUDA + HADA + CDA + BPPA
Buddha Purnima Project Authority (BPPA) Present (part of HMDA) Formed in 2000 for development of Hussain Sagar lake and its surrounding areas 902 hectares includes Lumbini Park, NTR Gardens, Necklace Road, Peoples Plaza, NTR Memorial, Sanjeevaiah Park, Lake view Park, P.V. Gyan Bhoomi, Hussain Sagar Lake, Sewerage Treatment Plant
Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) Erstwhile Formed in 1975 to prepare master plan for areas under its jurisdiction, give approval for land utilization for various purposes, give building and layout approval, propose urban development projects and execute such projects directly or through the local authority 1348 Sq.Kms includes MCH + 10 Municipalities of Ranga Reddy, Medak Districts, Vast Area under Gram Panchayats
Cyderabad Development Authority (CDA) Erstwhile Formed in 2001 for development of the areas around the HITEC City and surroundings 52 Sq.Kms includes 17 Revenue villages from Serilingampally Municipality and Manikonda Jagir gram panchayat
Hyderabad Airport Development Authority (HADA) Erstwhile Formed in 2001 to promote and secure planned development of the areas in and around international airport at Shamshabad 458 Sq.Kms includes 70 revenue villages and 19 Hamlets in Ranga Reddy District

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