All about the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA)

In Hyderabad, the HUDA along with other civic agencies were merged, to form the HMDA in 2008. Since then, the HMDA has been providing various online services and undertaking many infrastructural and developmental projects across the city

In 2008, the Andhra Pradesh government expanded the jurisdiction of the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) and constituted the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA). In Hyderabad, it is the HMDA that looks after the city’s overall development. It covers 7,100 sq kms of area within its jurisdiction which previously came under the HUDA, Buddha Purnima Project Authority (BPPA), Hyderabad Airport Development Authority (HADA) and the Cyberabad Development Authority (CDA).


Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA)


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Major functions and projects of the HMDA

The major projects that the HMDA undertakes include:

Major townships and sites and services schemes

The HMDA maintains a record of the plots, layouts and transaction details of these plots in townships and sites under its jurisdiction such as Miyapur, Shamshabad Old, Shamshabad New, Ramachandrapuram (Chanda Nagar), Tara Nagar, Mushk Mahal, Tanesha Nagar, Attapur, Madhapur, Vanasthalipuram (Sahebnagar), Nallagandla, Asifnagar (Old), Asifnagar (New), Tellapur, Neknampur, Saroornagar, Madhuban, Mehdhipatnam (Gudimalkapur), Gopanpally, Saroornagar (Chitra Layout), HUDA Trade Centre RC Puram (Seri Nallagandla), Nandagiri Hills, HUDA Heights (Shaikpet), HUDA Enclave (Shaikpet).

Development of the Inner Ring Road (Reti Bowli to Uppal)

The HMDA has currently undertaken the development of the Inner Ring Road (IRR) that will facilitate quick commuting from many areas in Hyderabad. The IRR will pass through Masab Tank, Banjara Hills, Punjagutta, Begumpet, Mettuguda, Tarnaka, Habsiguda, Uppal, Nagole, LB Nagar, Santoshnagar Crossroads, Chandrayangutta, Aramghar, Attapur and Rethi Bowli, which is a 50-km stretch.

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Development of commercial complexes

The HMDA also develops commercial complexes, such as the Maitrivanam Commercial Complex, Maitrivihar Commercial Complex, Swarna Jayanthi Commercial Complex, etc.

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Construction of flyovers, bridges and roadworks

There are a number of flyovers constructed in the city including the airport flyover, CTO junction flyover, Harihara Kalabhavan, Tarnaka, Basheerbagh and others, the latest being the Hitec City Junction built in 2010.

Similarly, the HMDA has also undertaken infrastructure work in the form of bridges, such as the Parallel Bridge to Nayapul over River Musi, the bridge across Musi River at Bapu Ghat and road over bridge at Kukatpally on Spinal Road over the railway line in 2013.

The HMDA has also developed an IT and ITeS SEZ at Kokapet in an area of about 119 acres, by providing infrastructure facilities and the PVNR Expressway.

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Online services on HMDA

A host of online services have been brought online on the HMDA portal, for the benefit of citizens. These include the following:

FacilityOnline service 
Online building permission (DPMS)
  • Procedure for development permissions
  • Procedure for site inspection
  • Procedure for occupancy certificate
  • Procedure for risk-based inspection
  • List of registered and blocked architects
  • DPMS user manual
  • Online DPMS FAQ (PPT)
  • Procedure for general CLU
  • DPMS-related GOs
Industrial buildings
  • Building permission
  • Change of land use
  • Manufacturing zones
  • Zoning
LRS/BRSLayout and building regularisation
Road cutting/row permission for electricity permissions
Land bank details in Medak, RR district and Hyderabad
EMC commercial
  • HUDA-developed layouts
  • Commercial complexes
  • Details of the vacancy in commercial complexes
  • Terms and conditions for vacancy in commercial complexes
  • Parks
  • Seized shops / blocks in commercial complexes
  • Others
Master plan

You can also find the UTM geo map and area calculator on the HMDA’s website.

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Who is responsible for preparing Hyderabad’s master plan?

The HMDA prepares the master plan for Hyderabad.

How can I get in touch with the roads cutting department?

You can write to the concerned authority at

Can I complain online about an unregularised/unauthorised plot in Hyderabad?

Yes, you can report an unauthorised construction through the Layouts Information Management System on the HMDA website, where the status of your complaint can also be checked.


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