Guwahati is the largest city in the North-East Region of India, with a population of 8,18,809 (2001 census). Guwahati is a major commercial, educational and cultural centre. The city is experiencing rapid expansion and changes in urban morphology and major corridor roads suffer from insufficient right of way. Guwahati has taken the lead in introducing low floor city buses in the north-east but requires further modernization and integration with city planning and management initiatives.
City Facts
Air and mobility facts
Vehicle Numbers: The number of cars is expected to reach 66942 in 2025 from 15475 in 2004, i.e. more than a 300% increase. Source: City master plan, 2009

Policy Action
Guwahati has taken lead in introducing JnNURM buses in the north east and the bus system is experiencing growth in ridership. The current master plan is based on integrated transport-land use planning and aims to improve mobility. This plan is based on traffic and transportation studies

Air Pollution control:

  • Air quality monitoring stations have been set up.

  • 3 wheelers are being converted to LPG in a phased manner since 2007.

  • Upgraded computerized automobile pollution testing equipment have been installed at PUC centers

Mobility management:

  • Multi story car park and LRTS has been proposed in the city master plan.

  • Traffic surveys and studies have been conducted for city master plan development.

  • On street parking survey has been conducted.


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