A brief history
Origin and Development of Municipal
System in Hubli - Dharwad
The history of municipal
government in Hubli and Dharwad, the constituent units of Hubli-Dharwad
Corporation, is a long and distinguished one. Both of them had the
distinction of celebrating their centenaries. The Hubli Municipal Council
was born in 1855, and the Dharwad Council in the following year in 1856.
Corporation was constituted in the year 1962 by combining two cities
separated by a distance of 20 Kilometers. This is a unique experiment in
Urban Development. The area of this Corporation is 181.77 Sq. Kms. spread
over 45 revenue villages. The population of the city as per 1981 Census was
Under the Government of India Act
of 1850, the Hubli Municipal Council was established on August 15, 1855.
Its membership was fixed at 18, including the President. The Collector of
the district functioned as the President, and the members were called
commissioners. The government nominated all the members.
The elections were first
introduced in 1883. Nine members were elected, and the rest nominated.
It was only two years later, in
1885, that the office of the President was thrown open to non-official
members. The first non-official President was Shri. Byahatti Subba Rao. He
held office from 1885 to 1888.
The Dharwad Municipal Council
first came into existence on 1st January 1856. The first non-official
President of the Council was Shri. S.K. Rodda in 1907, and Shri. S.V.
Mensinkai was nominated in the following year. But the credit of being the
first elected President goes to Shri. N.G. Karigudari, who took office in
Hubli is well-known as a
commercial as well as industrial center, where as Dharwad is a seat of
learning. The city is well connected with important other cities like
Bombay, Bangalore, Hyderabad and port towns of Karwar and Goa and eastern
and northeastern regions by an excellent network of roads and rail.
The twin-city Corporation occupies
in unique place in Karnataka State. After the capital city of Bangalore,
this is the largest city Corporation in the State. It is a major railway
center and it in fact, the very heart of the Northern Karnataka Region.
The airport at Hubli is expected to find a place on our national air
The city is situated in the
dividing line between Malenadu and planes. The Malenadu is well known for
its forests and forest based industries and the other three-side region are
known for their agricultural products like cotton, groundnut, oil seeds
Manganese ore and granite stones. The value of agricultural products
coming into Hubli market runs into multiple crores.
What to see
Unkal Lake Unkal is a beautiful
water spot with resplendent sunset view. Here we have bamly
breeze blowing in the dusk, where people ranging from
infants to aged come to alleviate their pains of tiresome
day. It has green garden, recreational facilities for the
children, boating and also grubb for grandieurs. Juxtraposed
to this spot is a palestial Naveen Hotel.
Glass House Glass House as the name itself says that
it's a palace of glass. This was inaugurated by late smt.
Siddarudh Math It is a prominent religious
institution, a centre of Advaita philosophy as preached by
Swami Siddharoodha (1837-1929). The latter has a very large
number of devotees among all communities, all over Karnataka
and also in the neighboring states, Maharashtra and Goa.
How to Reach
Nearest Airport: The Airport at
Hubli (18 KM). There are other near by airports like Belgaum
(80 KM), Goa(160 KM), Bangalore(420 KM) and Mumbai(550 KM).
From each of above cities there are numerous luxury buses