A Cantonment as defined in the dictionary means the temporary quarters of troop. In the first quarter of the 19th century Local Govt. were promulgated. By regulation III of 1809, the control was vested in the officer commanding troops for maintenance of peace within the limits of Cantonments with the support of police. Cantonments were originally Military Campus/Stations but were fast developing in to military towns. The commanding officers were to fix the limits of the Cantonments and Military Bazaars in consultation with the Dist. Magistrate. The regulation provided for the demarcation of area within which strict rules were to be enforced by the officer commanding in consultation with Magistrates were framed in Bombay & Madras Presidencies. The Cantonment Committee was setup after creation of a modern Municipality under the conservancy Act X of 1842 on the basis of Bengal. It is seen from proceedings of Cantonment Committee of the 1879 that the Ahmednagar Cantonment was established before 1879. In 1889 the cantonment Act XIII, was passed which extended to all Cantonments in British India. It provided for Estt. Of a Cantonment Authority to deal with various municipal functions in the Cantonment. The Cantonment Magistrate was to be its member secretary and the Executive Officer, in additions to being a Judge of the Court of small cases. The Cantonment Code was framed in the 1899. In the year 1916 Bhingar Municipality included within the Cantonment limits vide Govt. of Bombay General Dept. order No.4239 dated 20/06/1916.