Vadodara Municipal Corporation

The "Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan" or Vadodara Municipal Corporation or VMC, established in July 1950 under the Bombay Provincial Corporation Act, 1949, is responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city of Vadodara.

The governing structure of VMC consists of political and administrative wings. The political wing is an elected body of councillors headed by a mayor. The commissioner from the IAS cadre heads the administrative wing and is responsible for strategic and operational planning and management of the Corporation. The commissioner takes decisions on behalf of the board or the standing committee formed from the elected councillors to perform the duties of the corporation.

Vadodara Municipal Corporation
Seal of the VMC
Type
Type
History
Founded1950
Leadership
Mayor
Dr Jigisha Sheth
Municipal Commissioner
Mr.Ajay Bhaadu
Deputy Mayor
Yogesh Patel
Chairperson of Standing Committee
Dr. Jigisha Seth
Leader of Opposition
Chandrakant Srivastava
Seats76
Motto

उद्योग स्वाश्रय सेवा (Handwork, Self-Reliance, Service)
Meeting place
Khanderao Market, Vadodara
Website
www.vmc.gov.in
Baroda KM
Khanderao Market

Achievement

Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan got the first ever declared national award for 'Energy Conservation in Street Lighting’ by BEE in 2008,[1] for saving energy in street lighting with better service and using latest technology for energy saving. The award was given by Honorable Power minister shree Shushil Kumar Shinde.[2][3][4]

Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) repeat the history again in 2010 by acquiring second national award for 'Energy Conservation in Street Lighting’ declared by BEE.[5]

Total area of coverage of Vadodara Municipal Corporation is 160 Sq. Kilometers and total population of the municipal is 16 Lakh (2007-2008). 1691 kilometers of street lighting is covered in vadodara (2007-2008). Vadodara Municipal Corporation is the first in the country to implement international level lighting, lowest life cycle cost of the entire project and Intelligent street light controllers with GSM monitoring and controlling system[6] manufactured by Instruments Universal (a local company of Vadodara), for providing good service to citizens, data collection and quick maintenance.

References

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  4. ^ "Latest News". insuindia.co.in.
  5. ^ "VMC bags National Energy Conservation Award". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "Energy saver - Street light timer - Astronomical time switch - Street light monitoring and control system - Street Light management system". insuenergyconservation.com.

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Bajva railway station

Bajva railway station (Station code:BJW) is a railhead north of Vadodara city on the Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways. It is the rail head for the Gujarat Refinery for petrol and diesel. Bajwa is also the loading point of fertilizers from Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals.

Bharat Dangar

Dr Bharat Dangar (Gujarati: ડૉ ભરત ડાંગર) is an Indian politician belonging to the BJP. He is the Ex-president of BJP Vadodara. He is the 56th mayor of the city of Vadodara, the cultural city of the Indian state of Gujarat (from 14 December 2015), and mayor of Vadodara Municipal Corporation, Vadodara the most emerging city in country.

Gorwa

Gorwa is a residential-commercial area in the Vadodara district of the Gujarat State in India. Gorwa lies on the north-western part of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) limits. The place is also referred as 'Gorva'. The place is known so due to the very famous Gorwa lake which still is the center of this region. Situated alomost on the border of the urban city limits, Gorwa lies in the middle of the famous Bhailal Amin Road in Vadodara. Gorwa boasts about a mixture of both residential and commercial sites along with numerous restaurants and medical centers and one of the biggest and the oldest vegetable market of Vadodara.

Jyoti Pandya

Jyoti Pandya is 24th Mayor of Vadodara and a senior Bhartiya Janata Party politician.

Khanderao Market

khanderao market is a famous and palatial building located in the city of Vadodara, Gujarat State, western India.

It was erected by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1906, named after Khande Rao Gaekwad, Maharaja of Baroda (1856–1870). It was presented by him as a gift to the Municipality to mark the Silver Jubilee of his administration. The offices of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation are located in this building. Fresh vegetable and flower market is also located in the back garden.

Kirti Stambh, Vadodara

"Kirti Stambh", Tower of Fame/Triumph, is located in the city of Vadodara, Gujarat state, western India.

Moti Bagh Stadium

Moti Bagh Stadium is a cricket stadium located in Vadodara, Gujarat.

The ground form part of the Lakshmi Vilas Palace building complex - a spawling 700-acre (2.8 km2) complex in the heart of the city. The palace and the stadium, earlied belonged to the former rulers of Baroda and the patrons of cricket in Baroda - the Gaekwad.

The stadium has a seating capacity of 18,000 people. The use of the stadium for International cricket has been discontinued in favour of IPCL Sports Complex Ground.

Municipal corporations in India

A municipal corporation, city corporation, Mahanagar Palika, Mahanagar Nigam or Nagar Nigam or Nagara Sabha is a local government in India that administers urban areas with a population of more than one million. The growing population and urbanization in various cities of India were in need of a local governing body that can work for providing necessary community services like health care, educational institution, housing, transport etc. by collecting property tax and fixed grant from the State Government.

The 74th Amendment made the provisions relating to urban local governments.

Goa, Karnataka, and Maharashtra), pouro nigom (in Assam and West Bengal), pur porishod (in Tripura), nagar palika nigam (in Madhya Pradesh), Nagara Palaka Samstha (in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana), and Maanagaraatchi (in Tamil Nadu).

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation is typically called by the name "Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan". The detailed structure of these urban bodies varies from state to state, as per the laws passed by the state legislatures, but the basic structure and function is almost the same.

Nandesari railway station

Nandesari Station in Nandesari is north of Bajwa and a rail stop on the western railway between Vadodara and Ahmedabad, India.

National Academy of Indian Railways

The National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR), Vadodara formerly Railway Staff College is a Centralised Training Institute for Group A and B Officers of Indian Railways (IR), headed by a Director General and manned by an faculty of experienced Railway Managers and Experts. Starting with the initial training of Officers Trainees inducted into all the 10 organised Group A Central Civil , Engineering and Medical Services that form the Management Cadre of Indian Railways , the Academy also conducts, mid-service mandatory or theme based in service Management Courses for all Officers of IR and courses for Officers of other Group A Central Services, Public Sector and Foreign Railways. The Academy is housed in the sprawling 55 acres campus of the Pratap Vilas Palace at Lalbaug, Vadodara.

Ranoli railway station

Ranoli Railway Station is the local station for the village Ranoli which is north of the city Vadodara. It is part of the Ahmedabad-Vadodara Route.

Raopura (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Raopura assembly constituency (Gujarati: રાવપુરા વિધાનસભા બેઠક) is one of the 182 assembly constituencies of Gujarat. It is located in Vadodara district.

Sayaji Baug

Sayaji Baug is a garden located in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. Also known as "Kamati Baug," it was built by Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad of Baroda.

Sayajigunj (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Sayajigunj assembly constituency (સયાજીગંજ વિધાનસભા બેઠક) is one of the 182 assembly constituencies of Gujarat. It is located in Vadodara district.

Vadodara

Vadodara (Gujarati pronunciation: [ʋəˈɽodəɾɑː]; formerly known as Baroda) is the third-largest city in the Western Indian state of Gujarat, after Ahmedabad and Surat. It is the administrative headquarters of Vadodara District and is located on the banks of the Vishwamitri river, 141 kilometres (88 mi) from the state capital Gandhinagar. The railway line and NH 8 that connect Delhi and Mumbai pass through Vadodara. It is known as a Sanskari city of India.

As of 2011, Vadodara had a population of almost 2.065 million people. The city is known for the Lakshmi Vilas Palace, the residence of Baroda State's Maratha royal family, the Gaekwads. It is also the home of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, the largest university in Gujarat. An important industrial, cultural and educational hub of western India, the city houses several institutions of national and regional importance while its major industries include petrochemicals, engineering, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, plastics, IT and foreign exchange services.

Vadodara Shaher

Vadodara Shaher assembly constituency (વડોદરા શહેર વિ141ધાનસભા બેઠક) is one of the 182 assembly constituencies of Gujarat. It is located in Vadodara district. It is reserved for member of Scheduled Caste. This seat came into existence after 2008 delimitation.

Vadodara Urban Development Authority

The Vadodara Urban Development Authority is a civilian government body responsible for overseeing and sanctioning construction and infrastructure development across the suburbs of the city of Vadodara, in the state of Gujarat in India. The office of VUDA is at Karelibaug Near L&T Circle(parth), Vadodara. Recently the area of working of VUDA has been limited due to merger of 4 Gram Panchanyats of Vadodara district with the Vadodara Municipal Corporation.

VUDA’s main function is to prepare a macro plan i.e. a development plan for a horizon of 20 years for the Vadodara Urban agglomeration area. The area is demarcated based on functional criteria and thus accommodates areas of VMC as well as outgrowth covering municipalities and village panchayats. It mainly provides guided and planned development for the outgrowth of the city. For the area within the VMC jurisdiction, VUDA earmarks land for micro planning like town planning schemes (TP schemes). The TP schemes within the VMC area are prepared by the corporation and submitted to the Gujarat state government through VUDA.

Vadodara district

Vadodara District is a district in the eastern part of the state of Gujarat in western India. The city of Vadodara (Baroda), in the western part of the district, is the administrative headquarters. Vadodara District covers an area of 7,794 km². As of 2011, the district had a population of 4,165,626 of which 49.6% were urban, 50.4% were rural, 5.3% were scheduled castes and 27.6% were scheduled tribes. As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Gujarat (out of 33), after Ahmadabad and Surat.The district is bounded by Panchmahal and Dahod districts to the north, Anand and Kheda districts to the west, Bharuch and Narmada districts to the south, and Chhota Udaipur to the east. The Mahi River passes through the district.

The historical city of Baroda was the capital of Baroda Residency, and one of the princely states of India under Bombay Presidency.

Vishwamitri River

The Vishwamitri River is a seasonal river which flows east to west between the Mahi and Narmada rivers in Gujarat, India. It originates in the Pavagadh Hills.

The Vishwamitri flows west through the city of Vadodara, also knows Baroda and joins the Dhadhar River and Khanpur River before emptying into the Gulf of Khambhat near Khanpur village. This river system includes the Sayaji Sarovar on the Vishwamitri River near Ajwa, and the Dev Dam on the Dhadhar Branch. As it flows through Vadodara, the Vishwamitri River receives the city's sewage and effluent from nearby industries. A study conducted in 2002 by the Crocodile Specialist Group showed that in spite of these pollutants, the 25 kilometres (16 mi) stretch of the river which passes through Vadodara is home to 100 mugger crocodiles. Despite a number of dams on the Vishwamitri and its tributaries it remains subject to flooding.Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) plans to establish a body for the development of Vishwamitri River along the lines of the Sabarmati Riverfront Development although it may take 20 to 25 years to develop a riverfront.

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