The Difference Between AMC and AUDA

Kishan Thakkar K

AUDA and AMC are two words that might be familiar if you live in Ahmedabad. The difference between these two terms is often unclear to people. 

Ahmedabad’s municipal boundaries have expanded recently, leading to many developments.

In Ahmedabad, there are two main authorities that govern the development of the city: the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority.

AMC: Bombay Provincial Corporation Act, 1949 established the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation in July 1950. It manages and maintains the city’s infrastructure. 

AUDA: Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) was established by Gujarat’s State Government on February 1st, 1978. The primary objective was to develop Ahmedabad sustainably and in a planned manner.

AUDA is responsible for developing basic infrastructure such as roads, sewers, water supplies, and other amenities. AUDA maintains and manages the infrastructure after it is completed, through Nagarpalikas and Gram Panchayats. A major responsibility of AUDA is to plan and develop.

As for the AMC, property owners are billed by it for the property tax and the water tax. With AUDA, property taxes are charged by nagarpalikas and grampanchayats. As a result, there is also a difference in the charges.

In this regard, both authorities have taken equal measures to build and maintain infrastructure, and end users likely won’t notice a significant difference between the two systems, except for this minor difference. 

I think it is appropriate to emphasize the fact that Ahmedabad is one of the most well-planned and well-developed urban megacities in the country.


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