About Karimnagar



About Karimnagar

Karimnagar  town is the head quarters of karimnagar district. Karimnagar is also one of the important towns in Telangana Region. Ramnagar and Rampur grampanchayaths were merged in the municipality in 1987. The first GTP was approved in the year 1976 and the horizon period was 1991. Recently, in the year 2005, it was upgraded to the status of the Municipal Corporation. The municipality time line is given in table 1.1 below:.

  • Historical background of the town

Karimnagar has been named after Syed Karimuddin, a Qiladar of Elgandal in the reign of the late Nizam. It is said that the Qiladar founded a village near the Elgandal fort at a distance of 5 km. and named it ‘Karimnagar’ after him. Elgandal was once the capital of Chalukyas. This place had been a hold strong of Kakatiyas and subsequently came under the influence of Yadavas (1195), Kakatiyas (1295), Bahamani Kings (1445), Qutub Shahis (1523), Moghuls (1687) and finally Asif jahis (1724). In the reign of late Nizam, Elgandal became a district with it’s headquarter at Elgandal in the dominions of the Nizam. In 1905, the district Headquarter was shifted to Karimnagar from Elgandal and the district was also renamed as Karimnagar. After the formation of Andhra Pradesh in 1956, the district became a part and parcel of Andhra Pradesh State.


 Municipal Time Line
1952 Constituted as III grade Municipality
1959 Upgraded to Grade II Municipality
1984 Upgraded to Grade I municipality
1996 Upgraded to Special Grade Municipality
1999 Upgraded to Selection Grade Municipality
2005 Attained status of municipal corporation



  • Location and physical setting:

Karimnagar town is located on 18º-26’N Latitude and 79º-7’E. Longitude; on Hyderabad – Balharshah State Highway at a distance of 160 km. north of Hyderabad, 70 km. from Warangal and about 60 km. from Ramagundam. The nearest railway station for Karimnagar is Peddapalli on the Kazipet – Wardha railway section. The Peddapalli-Karimnagar railway line is being extended up to Kagaznagar and also to Nizamabad to provide for passenger and bulk freight traffic.

Karimnagar town is the head quarters of Karimnagar district. The town was constituted as Grade III Municipality in 1952, upgraded to Grade II Municipality in 1959 and further upgraded to Grade I, Special Grade and Selection Grade Municipality in the years 1984, 1996 and 1999 respectively. Ramnagar and Rampur grampanchayaths were merged in the municipality in 1987. Recently, in the year 2005, it was further upgraded to the status of Municipal Corporation.

The river Godavari flows at a distance of about 66 km. north of Karimnagar town and its chief tributary, the river Manair is in the close vicinity of the town on the South.

1.Master Plan

Master plan is a vision document prepared by projecting the future population of the town for next 20 years. It is a tool for integrated development through spatial economic and infrastructure planning. They are also instruments for achieving overall planned development in a scientific manner for the healthy living of the people.

Procedure for preparation of Master Plan:

  • It is the responsibility of local body to prepare publish and submit the GTP scheme for sanction of Govt within 4 years from the date of its constitution
  • Preparation of GTP scheme has to be undertaken by Municipal Council in consultation with the Director of Town and Country Planning
  • Council has to resolve for the preparation of GTP Scheme for the town
  • Draft GTP Scheme shall be submitted to Govt along with C.R through Director for formal approval
  • Government accord formal approval to the GTP scheme with or without modifications and return it to Council through Director of Town and Country Planning
  • Draft GTP scheme has to be published in Form.1 fro the information of General public
  • Draft GTP scheme has to be published in Form No. 1 giving 60 days time for objections and suggestions of the public
  • Objections and suggestions are then to be complied and are to be submitted to Director of Town and Country Planning for technical advice
  • Technical Advice given by Director of Town and Country Planning shall be placed before Council for consideration and resolution
  • GTP scheme as adopted and passed by Municipal Council shall be submitted for final sanction to Government
  • Govt will finally sanction the scheme with or without modifications
  • The GTP scheme will be published in official gazette and there onwards the local authority has to enforce it under the technical guidance of Director of Town and Country Planning
  • If required the land use of the GTP scheme can be varied by the Government on resolution by Council.

Master Plan of Karimnagar Town

  • Karimnagar town was constituted as Municipality in 1952 and declared as Corporation in 2005.
  • The extent of the town is 23.50 Sq Kms with the present population of Karimnagar town is 2,61,185 as per 2011 Census
  • The first Master plan was prepared in 1976 and revised in 1998 which is presently in vogue.
  • The process of revising the Master Plan is initiated by procuring the satellite imagery of Quick Bird with a 0.61 M resolution from NRSC.
  • At present the preparation of Base map is under process, taken up under APMDP, being prepared by CEED consultant (Centre for Environmental Education Development) 30% of the work has been completed so far, will completed within six months. After completion of updated base map the revised Master Plan will be processed and completed within one year

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