Gwalior: Treading the path of development


  • Sewage Development Plan in Morar – aggregate cost involved Rs. 7.70 lakh
  • Rain water drainage system for Gwalior region – initial cost estimate Rs. 16.35 lakh
  • The GIS Map of the Municipal Corporation is ready
  • The hurdles on the ropeway development overcome
  • Ram Roti Yojna initiated on two night shelters (Rain Basera)
  • Rs. 15 crore sanctioned for reinforcement of 10.3 km roads of the city
  • 70 Hectare land allotted in Dugnawali for extension of the zoo
  • Drinking water availability plan for the city in the last phase
  • Time-bound solution of applications through 21 Jan Mitra Kendra
  • Further advancement of 7 main roads of the city (24km) under HUDCO (Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited) Scheme with an estimated cost of Rs. 3239.13 lakh
  • Infrastuctural development in 24 slum areas under Project Utthan. Cost involved Rs. 25.50 lakh
  • 1850 housing under development under the IHSDP (Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme) Plan with an estimated cost of Rs. 53.62 lakh
  • 40 km Pumping man and Feeder man work almost completed. Cost involved Rs. 3209 lakh
  • Resettlement of fire-stricken shopkeepers of Laxmibai Market
  • Land allotted for 4 Gwala Nagar schemes. Tenders released for pavement and internal road construction

Mayor Gwalior: Mrs. Sameeksha Gupta

     Anywhere in India, you can look at a city and instantly say whether it’s progressing or not. How does this happen? It happens largely because of veteran officials that add up to create the intangible aura of what people call it development and advancement.

And the primary veteran official is our very own Mayor, Mrs. Sameeksha Gupta, who stood up and brought quality development projects to the city and setting the pace of Gwalior to a next level.

Gwalior is a city in Madhya Pradesh, India, lying 122 kilometres (76 mi) south of Agra, and 423 kilometres (263 mi) north of Bhopal, the state capital. Gwalior occupies a strategic location in the Gird region of India, and the city and its fortress have served as the center of several of historic northern Indian kingdoms. Gwalior is the administrative headquarters of Gwalior district and Gwalior division. Mrs. Sameeksha Gupta was elected as Mayor in 15 December 2009 and quickly remodelled the image of Gwalior, and made it an emerging city of Madhya Pradesh.

Gwalior’s development philosophy has evolved from Heritage to Modern techniques. Take the Katoratal Road, which carries the air of ancestry culture.  The distinctive working ability of Mrs. Sameeksha has been applauded by all. This establishes an offbeat identity, which is followed by all the subordinates.

Whether you’re discussing it with a government official at an office or with friends at you home, the subject quickly leads to greenery and roads. And Gwalior is becoming a pioneer in offering these as expeditiously.

So the next time you go for drive in Gwalior and wonder what attracts you to this historical city, we suggest you to thank Gwalior Municipal Corporation.


I am glad to know that SouLSteer is bringing out a special issue highlighting the growth story of Gwalior.

Gwalior is now a happening city. It has abundance of resources and diverse forest wealth. It’s a great tourist destination famous for its exquisite temples, handicrafts, music festivals, museums, beautiful gardens, forts and attractive eco-tourism sites. Planned exploitation and optimum utilization of these resources hold the key to rapid economic development of the city. So we are moving ahead with focus on key factors like agriculture, industry and infrastructure along with empowerment of women and youth. Over the months our initiatives have been bearing fruit. I am sure that our dedicated effort with people’s participation will take Gwalior to new heights.

I wish the publication all success.

Sameeksha Gupta, Gwalior Mayor




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