Vijayawada civic body to focus on housing project as revenues soar
VIJAYAWADA: The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) witnessed a huge spike in revenues in 2022. Revenue through building permissions increased by 14.9 per cent during 2022. The civic body realised 51.9 crore revenue from building plan approvals. Property tax revenues jumped from 65 crore in 2021 to 110 crore in 2022.
Explaining the VMC’s progress in 2022, city mayor Rayana Bhagya Lakshmi, and VMC commissioner Swapnil Dinakar Pundkar said the city achieved 5th rank in Swachh Survekshan rankings.
“2022 was a year of development for Vijayawada city. Altogether, 16 parks in the city were developed, including Rajiv Gandhi Park, which has become a film shooting spot. Three swimming pools were renovated and they are now hosting national level sports events. We kept a special focus on health and sanitation wing. In total, 11 UPHCs were constructed in the city. We collected 11 crore as user charges on garbage collection,” Mayor Bhagya Lakshmi said.
Swapnil Dinakar asserted that top priority will be given for the completion of affordable houses for the poor in Jagan Anna colonies. He said 11,000 houses have completed basement level.
A total of 16 km-long CC roads and 18 km-long black top roads were developed with an estimated cost of 37.5 crore. Mission Pothole-Free City is given top priority and 6.4 crore was allocated for road repairs.