About APHB Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh Housing Board)
APHB Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh Housing Board) has come into existence with effect from 01.07.1960 under the A.P. Housing Board Act, 1956 by merging the erstwhile City Improvement Board and erstwhile Town Improvement Trust of Twin Cities. The Ex-City Improvement Board was formed in 1911 as a result a large scale devastations which the City of Hyderabad suffered due to the Moosi Floods in 1908. Its main function was to attend to general improvement of city, opening out congested areas and forming of roads, construction of houses by removing slums and improvement of general sanitary conditions to safeguard public health. The Town Improvement Trust of Secunderabad was formed in the year 1931 with more or less similar objectives with emphasis on development of lands.
Objectives of APHB Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh Housing Board)
- Carrying out integrated planning and physical development of declared urban areas.
- Formulating and submitting development plans, including capital investment plans.
- Undertaking the execution of development projects and schemes.
- Formulating and implementing urban land use policy.
- Developing environmental standards and preparing schemes for the environmental improvement of urban areas.
- Providing technical planning services.
- Preparation and implementation of regional Plans, Master plans, New township Plans and Town Improvement Schemes.
- Promoting research and development of new techniques in City planning, Urban Development and Housing Construction.
- To promote and secure better planning and development of the state.
In order to achieve its objectives, APHB Vijayawada operational frame work and area of focus revolves around:
- Creating affordable housing using environment-friendly building materials and cost-effective building technologies.
- Creating self-contained and self-sustaining residential complexes in the shape of Urban Estate/Integrated Townships.
- Undertaking projects which focus on promoting urban development, developing commercial complexes, creating state-of-the art infrastructure.
- Optimum utilization of vacant government lands to generate additional resources for the State government for financing city redevelopment, regeneration and other infrastructural development.
- Create ethos of conversation to enhance overall development in the state.