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Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority - GMDA

Guwahati, the only metropolitan city in the entire North Eastern Region is the main gateway point for the North East. The city is managed by the GMDA popularly known as GMDA which was established in the year 1992, as per Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority Act 1985 (amended). The authority is completely responsible for the planning and development of the metropolitan region and is currently preparing the revised master plan 2025 for Guwahati and the building bye-laws.

GMDA is also responsible for all the activities related to building permissions in the city. But latest plans by GMDA have been heavily criticized and protested by the greater public because the plan includes several mindless and also merciless demolitions and constructions.

The jurisdiction of GMDA extends over an area of 262 sq. km which covers the entire North Guwahati Town Committee area, entire Guwahati Municipal Corporation area , and some revenue villages of Pub Barsar Mouza, Silasundari Ghopa Mouza, Ramcharani Mouza, Dakhin Rani Mouza and Beltola Mouza.

Functions of Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA)

  • Proper Planning: It includes the preparation of Zoning Regulation and Mater Plan.

  • Development: This includes the preparation and execution of various development schemes.

  • Proper Regulation and Control: To properly regulate and control the development though statutory plans and various other measures.

  • Proper Co-ordination: To properly co-ordinate with the various developmental activities of other public agencies operating within Guwahati Metropolitan Area.

Contact Information of Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA)

Dr. M. Angamuthu, IAS
Chief Executive Officer,
Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority
3rd Floor, STATFED Building, G.M.C.H. Road
Pin: 781005
Phone: 0361-2529824, 2529650 (O)
Fax: 0361-2529991 (F)

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