Nigam was established on 24-01-1959 under the act of Uttar
Pradesh Goverment i.e, Municiple Corporation Act of 1959 as a
Nagar Mahapalika.In 1994 it was converted in to Nagar Nigam
under the U.P. Goverment act -2.Within its jurisdiction are some
of the most densely populated areas in the world. It has also
the unique distinction of providing civic services to rural and
urban villages, Resettlement Colonies, etc. The total wards
under Varanasi Nagar Nigam is 90. At present total area under
Varanasi Nagar Nigam is 79.79 Sq. Kms.The Municipal Board was
constituted for the first time in 1959 with Shri. Kunj Bihari
Gupta as Mayor and Shri. P.K. Kaul as Municipal Commissioner.
The total legnth of raod under Varanasi Nagar Nigam is 1170 K.M
and it is graded as B1 city rank. Its total population was 10
Lacks 91 thousand 918 as census 2001.