Hyderabad Urban Development Authority
Agency overview
Preceding agency
Superseding agency
TypeUrban Planning Agency
JurisdictionHyderabad Metropolitan Region
HeadquartersHyderabad, India
17°21′57″N 78°28′33″E / 17.36583°N 78.47583°E / 17.36583; 78.47583
Ministers responsible
  • -, Chief Minister
  • -, Roads and Buildings
Agency executives
  • -, Chairman
  • -, Vice Chairman
Parent agencyGovernment of Telangana

The Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) was created in 1975, vide an act of the State Assembly of Andhra Pradesh. Its jurisdiction was expanded in 2008 by merging it with the surrounding mandals to form the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority.[1] Devireddy Sudheer Reddy is the Chairman of HUDA from 2004 to 2008.[2]

Before 1975, the precursor to HUDA was the Bhagyanagar Urban Development Authority.

Shri T Anjiah was the CM at the time, even in 1981, inaugurated several kendras under the auspices of BUDA in Bhagyanagar.


Before 1975, the precursor to HUDA was the Bhagyanagar Urban Development Authority.

This statutory authority was charged with the acquisition, planning and development of urban facilities and infrastructure throughout Andhra Pradesh, with powers to delineate urban areas and to set up development authorities in these areas. Its first Chairperson was Sarojini Poula Reddy, a Congress Party Member of the State Assembly. The first Vice Chairman and chief executive officer, was Vasant Bawa, of the Indian Administrative Services. The HUDA's first activities were in the Hyderabad metropolitan area. In early 1976 the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) from Ahmedabad was engaged to prepared a zonal plan, and Christopher Charles Benninger was engaged to prepare a low income township at Yousufguda, which included more than 2000 "growing houses" on plots ranging from two hundred to one thousand square feet. The idea was to provide a hygienic wet core for each house, a plinth and to allow the participants to construct their won homes. Paved footpaths, street lighting, water supply and sewerage were provided. Participants were extended low interest loans through the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), a central development finance agency. The Authority is currently in the process of being expanded to form the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority(HMDA).[3]

The Chief Planner of HUDA was Anant Bhide, a professional architect and urban planner.

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  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090325101908/http://hmdahyd.org/inside/pn_ejhuda.doc. Archived from the original on 25 March 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2009. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Sudheer Reddy takes charge as HUDA chief". The Hindu. 12 June 2004. Retrieved 2 June 2019.[dead link]
  3. ^ HUDA Hyderabad – Clean and Green City Archived 2015-02-08 at the Wayback Machine