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GUWAHATI

SWOT ANYLASIS PROBLEMS


SLUM GROWTH URBAN PLANNING SECTOR
STRENGTHS
1)Gateway to the 1)Urban Congestion & illegal
North-East, and regional hub. construction.
2)Fast-growing metropolis. 2) Expansion in land use pat-
GOVT. IDEAS TAKEN TO BUILT SMART CITY tern (especially on hills).
3)Rich cultural heritage and
history.
ECOSYSTEM AND LAND USE
4)Experienced business units. SECTOR
5)High population.
1) Change in topography (due
6)Existing networks. to external factors)
2) Deforestation & construction
WEAKNESSES on hills.
3) Hill encroachments.
1)Tax structure.
4) Waste discharge in rivers.
2)Competitive market.
5) Destruction of Wetlands.
3)Cost structure.
4)Future profitability. WATER SUPPLY
5)Prone to urban flooding 1) Gaps in water supply net-
and landslides. work.
6)Reduction in wetlands cov- 2) Inefficiency in water supply.
er.
3) Water quality.
7)Traffic congestion and road
accidents. 4) Water tariffs.

OPPORTUNITIES SOLUTIONS
1)Can become commercial and 1) Urban flooding
IT capital of North-East.  As a sustainable measure, the
BARENESS MAP COMPARISON need is for co-ordinated wa-
2)Potential to expand its
eco-tourism. 1999 tershed management and bet-
3)New acquisitions. ter utilisation of open spaces
for retention of water (through
rainwater harvesting).
THREATS
1)Cash flow. 2) Landscapes.
2)Unplanned urban expansion 3) Eco-restoration and bio-re-
and rising vehicular popula-
tion. 2010 mediation techniques will be
explored to transform these de-
3)Sewerage and pollution graded water bodies into eco-
choking storm water drains, VEGETATION GROWTH LAND MAP COMPARISON
causing floods. logical landscapes.
1999
4) Activity spaces.

5)The move is also seen as hav-


ing the capacity to create an
alternative activity space; there
are also plans for a continu-
2010 ous ecological parkway system
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equipped with a trail for walk-


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6) Decongesting the city.
5 Year to year growth
rate
Prime focus is to improve and
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Growth from 1911
augment these facilities “not
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baseline just to retain the current pas-
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sengers”, but also to “prevent a
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shift to cars.”
1911 1967 2010 2015
7) Funding.
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Kriti Verma . Ridham Seth . Ritu Thakur. S.Sukhbir Singh Dayal