Additional Municipality for Jamnagar
Narendra Modi never sleeps...Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has showed its strength in the municipal corporation / panchayat elections just a few months ago.Modi has decided to consolidate his urban vote bank by merging around 70 municipalities and panchayats with four of Gujarats mega citiesnamely Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Jamnagar.
Just to remind you all that the jamnagar is leading its way to become mega city in Saurashtra region, leaving Rajkot behind... Modi gifted Petro capital Jamnagar and industrial city Vadodara, one additional municipality each.
Sachivalay Says that, as there are larger urban development in big cities, it is almost natural to merge the nearby areas for improved urban amenities by strengthening the revenue positions.
Also it says that there is nothing called as Free-lunch, people living in the suburbs merged with the cities can have better living conditions, which also means higher taxes for them (property and octroi tax are most obvious ones).
The decision, by and large, welcomed by residents of the merged areas. ÂLike all big cities, Gujarat city are also bursting at their seams and all new development is taking place on the outskirtThishis will also uprise the real estate boom, real gains from this merger move will accrue to the party in power.