Developing Guwahati as a people-friendly city

In recent years, the government has initiated to develop North Guwahati to reduce the population presser in southern bank of Brahmaputra, writes veteran journalist Nava Jyoti Thakuria.

Developing Guwahati as a people-friendly city

The virtual capital city of northeast India today supports nearly 1.2 million dwellers along with 6 to 8 lakh floating population and amazingly Guwahati is still expanding to the north bank of mighty Brahmaputra river. Identified as a strategic city while New Deli is looking forward to south-east Asian nations, Guwahati has now an elected body to look after various needs of the residents. The recent elections of Guwahati Municipal Corporation, held after nine years, pave the way for a new body to take care of the prehistoric city with a sustainable growth.

As predicted the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party and its ally Asom Gana Parishad succeeded in winning 58 seats in the 60-member municipal corporation. Two seats were won by Asom Jatiya Parishad  and Aam Admi Party nominees, but shockingly the main opposition party (Congress) failed to win a single seat.