The civic body is still in its initial stages of re-organisation of the existing 150 wards and is likely to finish the task by the last week of December. About 25 per cent of the wards has been re-organised so far.
“The re-organisation of wards on the basis of population, considering their natural boundaries, geographical aspects and also the contiguity of the jurisdictions, has turned into a major hindrance,” they said. Detailing the procedures involved, officials said that after the release of the delimitation draft proposal, the corporation would collect objections and apprehensions from opposition parties and voters within 20 days.
The civic body will then take up the task of reservation of wards on the basis of population and then decide their categories. According to the civic body, the division of wards would be taken up based on population data of the 2011 census. Accordingly, the city has about 67, 31,790 voters. Every re-organised ward in the limit is proposed to have about 44,000 voters. The variation in all 150 re-organised wards will not exceed more than 10 per cent.
“The entire process would take about 5 to 6 weeks and the final notification would be released by the third week of March,” stated the officials. It is learnt that the TRS government in the meantime would initiate projects like double bedroom houses for the deprived, model markets, Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP), etc., to woo voters ahead of the local body elections.
The GHMC, with the direction of the State government, has decided to begin the construction of as many as 9,600 double bedroom houses in all 24 constituencies in its limits.