Official notification is expected soon
The process of merging Bhimunipatnam and Anakapalle municipalities and some other villages with the GVMC is likely to gather momentum paving the way for finally effecting the merger, it is reliably learnt.
An official notification is expected soon with the government inviting objections after which the merger will be effected, it is learnt. Apart from Bhimunipatnam, the State’s oldest municipality, and Anakapalle, five villages in Anakapalle mandal and four in Bhimili have been proposed for inclusion in the GVMC.Though the proposal for merger has been there for a long, it has gained momentum of late with the Minister for Investment and Infrastructure Ganta Srinivasa Rao specifically backing it. Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry D. Purandeswari is in favour of retaining the identity of the historically important Bhimunipatnam.