The entire civic administration of Hubli city is conferred on (HDMC). However, as is evident from name itself, it also looks into the civic administration of Dharwad city too, located some 20 kms from Hubli city. Municipal councils of Hubli and Dharwad city were combined to form one municipal corporation way back in year 1961.
It was truly a unique experiment in the history of India’s civic administration. And this unique experiment indeed paved a way for new chapter of unprecedented civic development in Hubli and Dharwad cities. Eventually making both these cities an important commercial hub of Karnataka state. In fact today after Bengaluru, both these cities are considered as commercial nerve center of Karnataka state.
As for what all constitute as civic responsibilities of HDMC, then its civic responsibilities are no different from all other Municipal Corporations in rest of India. That is it looks into:
Healthcare supply and maintenance of government hospitals.
Maintenance of roads and street lights.
Water supply to Hubli, Dharwad and all the adjoining towns.
Taking necessary actions during epidemic situation across the city.
Maintenance of parks and gardens.
Maintenance of birth and death record.
Granting permission for new buildings and infrastructure.
And as for administrative structure of HDMC is concerned, then it is again no different from other municipal corporations. That is Municipal Commissioner – an appointed IAS officer – is the administrative head of the corporation. However, He/she obviously has to consult elected representatives including mayor and deputy mayor on day-to-day civic matters. HDMC has total 67 wards from where corporters are elected via direct election held after every 5 years.
Given below are the names and contact information’s of current Municipal Commissioner, Joint Commissioner and other important officials of HDMC:
Hubballi Dharwad Mahanagara Palike Office Address: Ward No 47, Sir Siddappa Kambli Road, Lamington High School Rd, Beside Mini Vidhan Soudha, Hubballi, Karnataka 560020 Email : email@example.com Help Line :0836-2213888
Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation Sir Siddappa Kambali Road Hubli-580024. Email : commissioner[dot]hdmc[at]gmail[dot]com Phone : 0836-2213800 Pincode: 580020
Office of Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate DC Compound, Opposite to Vartha Bhavan, UB hill, Dharwad– 580001 Phone: 0836-2233840(O)