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:.
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|
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.
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:
Master Plan of Karimnagar Town