Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has shifted its entire operations from Tarnaka District Commercial Complex to Swarnajayanthi complex, Ameerpet in second, fourth, fifth and seventh floors.
All the departments and wings of the HMDA will be functioning from the new premises from August 3 onwards, while others including website, email IDs, social media accounts will remain the same. From here on, all services to the public will be extended by the HMDA from Swarnajayanthi Complex only, said a press release.
The HMDA office was earlier located in Paigah Palace near Begumpet since its inception in 1975 and continued to function from there till 2008 before the heritage building was handed over to the US consulate. Later, it was shifted to the municipal office complex in Marredpally and to another complex in Tarnaka in 2010.
The municipal administration department has decided to shift the office to Swarna Jayanti complex in Ameerpet and has taken up works to renovate 4 floors at Rs 8 crore. However, the idea cut little ice with staffers who claimed that Swarna Jayanti complex has insufficient parking and is congested, while the existing HMDA office has sufficient parking space and has Metro Rail connectivity.