The Government of Rajasthan has taken a decision to create three additional Municipal Corporations in Jaipur, Kota and Jodhpur, making a total of 10 Municipal Corporations in the state. Jaipur, Kota and Jodhpur would have two Municipal Corporations each.
According to Rajasthan’s Urban Development and Housing Minister, Shanti Kumar Dhariwal, the delimitation of wards will now begin and the elections to the six corporations of Jaipur, Kota and Jodhpur will take place in the next six months. He said the decision to create additional civic bodies was taken in view of the rising population (of over 10 lakh) in the three cities.
Among the three cities, Jaipur will have a heritage Municipal Corporation with 100 wards and a Greater Jaipur Municipal Corporation with 150 wards. Jodhpur will be divided into two civic bodies in north and south with 80 wards each and Kota will be divided into north (70 wards) and south (80 wards) civic bodies.
Remaining Municipal Corporations in the state are in Bikaner, Ajmer, Bharatpur and Udaipur.
The elections for urban local bodies are going to be held later this year.