In Past few years India has experienced a extensive drift towards urbanization thus changing the face of major cities in the country. One such city is Bhopal which is the capital of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of Bhopal district and Bhopal division. The city was the capital of the former Bhopal State (British India). Bhopal is known as the City of Lakes for its various natural as well as artificial lakes and is also one of the greenest cities in India. Bhopal, with its central location is very well connected to all the corners of the country. With the expanded planning area of 463 square kilometres, Bhopal stands among 15 largest cities of India. Since inception, Municipal Corporation of Bhopal has always been on a path of continual improvement by setting benchmarks in deliverance of services to stakeholders. In past few decades, Bhopal has witnessed major transformation in the subject of urban development per say. Bhopal is known to have one of the successful BRT Systems in country. By the virtue of being confident & aggressive in adaptation of technology, Bhopal is now in a position to implement many of the things which may otherwise be difficult to. Learning by experiences this year’s budget of Bhopal consists of many initiatives & policies which project a vision in making Bhopal a lively, liveable, sustainable city. Compulsory utility duct provisions in all construction, she- lounge facilities for ladies as part of public amenities, innovative advertisement policy keeping in mind city’s aesthetics, culture and road safety; heritage policy to conserve and use city’s rich heritage, lake conservation cell, smart city cell to encourage thought process for betterment of city. With well planned Public Transport, Infrastructure, Institutes, Academic Hubs, IT Hubs, etc, Bhopal continues to maintain its title of "Green City", City of Heritage, City of Museums, and City of Lakes.

About Municipal Corporation

Bhopal Municipal Corporation, Bhopal has been working upon various duties including, Basic services to citizens, Implementation and Monitoring of various Development Projects (Social and Physical Infrastructure), Increase the Municipal Revenue Income as well as Generate Innovative ways to Increase the Municipal Revenue. Other than the above mentioned tasks; Mayor and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation also have key role in following:

  • Coordination between all line departments and agencies involved in development.
  • Coordination between various department/sections of Bhopal Municipal Corporation.
  • Ensuring efficient delivery of basic services like drinking water, sanitation, Roads, Street lights, Fire mitigation including disaster management etc. using Clean Technologies, Cost Efficient Methods and other Smart Intitiatives.
  • Conservation and Beautification of the lakes, and structural heritage.
  • Planning, Construction, Up-gradation and maintenance of Urban transport system which includes Public Transport, Parking, New Corridors (BRTS) etc.
  • Work As Ex-officio Board of Directors, Bhopal City Link Limited (City Transport SPV) which ensures commercial operation of Public transport (Inter City Bus Service, Intra City Bus System, Intra City Public Taxi Service, etc.) 
  • Implementation of projects sanctioned under JNNURM, ADB assisted Project Uday, Housing for All, and Implementation of DFID assisted MPUIIP, Rajiv Awas Yojna, Chief Minister Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme, Various PPP Projects (Multilevel Parking etc).
  • Regulatory works like Building permission, Development Permission, Encroachment removals.
  • Computerized Municipal Processes through SAP-ERP based Municipal Administration System.
  • Implementation of various social sector schemes, survey of Samagra Samajik Suraksha Mission(SSSM)
  • Support to District Administration in Municipal Area Expansion Mapping and 
  • Demography based Regularization of Ward Boundaries
  • Support to District administration for Municipal and Local elections.

Organize and Support to Various agencies in government events like State level Panchayats, Ceremonies, National Workshops.

Initiatives in terms of Heritage and Islamic structures of Bhopal

  • Initiation of Jama masjid chowk bazar heritage project.
  • Evacuation done of Sadar Manzil, (formerly Palace of Nawab Begum rulers of Bhopal) keeping in mind the conservation of the Heritage 
  • Various Painting Competitions and awareness camps organized to educate people about Islamic Heritage and other heritage structures of Bhopal.