Bhopal 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.