The largest city in Madhya Pradesh, Indore
is a Tier-II city, which also serves as the headquarters of both the Indore
Division and the Indore
District. Located on the southern edge of Malwa plateau, the city lies on the banks of rivers Khan and Saraswati. Indore
is the only city in India to have both the top-notch educational institutions, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM). With economic progress, Indore
has witnessed rapid real estate development. It is a major entertainment, education, technology, research, commercial, finance, fashion and industrial hub.
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport serves the city and is one of the busiest airport in Madhya Pradesh. The Indore
Junction is an A-1 grade station, with six other railway stations in the city. National Highways 3, 59, and 59A pass through the city, along with several regional highways. A public-private partnership (PPP) scheme offers radio taxis and buses in Indore
under the Atal Indore
City Transport Services Ltd. There is a Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) system along with a dedicated 12-km corridor between Rajiv Gandhi Chouraha and Niranjanpur
. The Narmada river is the major source of water supply in the city. The city has two drainage systems, the sanitary sewage system and the storm drainage system.Indore
is witnessing several infrastructural developments, including the creation of information technology (IT) corridors and upgraded healthcare facilities. The Indore
Development Authority (IDA) has planned five flyovers in the city. Out of five, three flyovers are being proposed on the AB Road. Constructions of over-bridges is also proposed in the city at Palasia
, Vijay Nagar
square, Mhow Naka
and Tower Square.
Homes and livingIndore
is one of the most expensive real estate destinations in Central India. The IDA is responsible for planning and developing real estate in the city. The Bypass
Road is a huge growth node in the realty market at present, with multiple townships and gated communities being launched in the stretch. Bicholi is another popular residential area, which is witnessing good demand from professionals currently living in rented accommodation and eager for upgrades to personal homes. Indore
offers good realty returns to investors. According to a survey released by an online subscription- based real estate company in 2015, Indore
ranked at eighth position among the list of top Tier-II cities. According to an assessment by CREDAI in December 2015, the real estate sector in the city is booming with the growing demand from end users. The Indore
Municipal Corporation (IMC) is responsible for the collection of property taxes in the city.
According to Census 2011, the population of Indore
is 3.2 million. The decadal growth of the city between 2001 and 2011 was 32.7 per cent. The literacy rate of the city is 82.3 per cent. There is a constant foreign migration which happens in Indore
The IDA is the apex body which plans, co-ordinates and administers all the developmental activities for the Indore
Metropolitan Region. The IDA has two nodes, the Chairman who is appointed by the Government of Madhya Pradesh and the Collector of the District who possesses executive powers. The Indore
Municipal Corporation (IMC) is responsible for maintaining public health, education, sanitation, recreational facilities, water supply and welfare services in the city. There are one mayor and several councillors in IMC who take care of the civic duties. Currently, IMC has 69 council members elected for five years. Indore
also has a Bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. Construction of the Indore
Metro and a rapid transit metro are proposed for the city.
Industry and employmentIndore
is home to the third-oldest stock exchange in India, the Madhya Pradesh Stock Exchange. Indore
is the business and trading capital the Madhya Pradesh. Education and healthcare are flourishing in Indore
with the establishment of several reputed hospitals and educational institutions. The city has several industrial hubs, including a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the Sanwer
Industrial Belt, the Electronic Complex and more. Leading information technology (IT) companies like Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services have their offices in Indore
. Apart from food, apparel, jewellery and pharmaceuticals, automobiles is another prominent business sector in the city. Automobile companies like Force Motors, Mahindra, Eicher and Volvo have offices here.
offers numerous tourist attractions, temples and historic destinations. The Yeshwant Club and Sayaji Club are renowned organisers of music and art. There are several art centres in the city, including the Brilliant Convention Centre, DAVV Auditorium and Abhivyakti Centre of Fine Arts & Performing Arts. Several reputed artistes from around the world perform in the city every year and it has numerous cultural clubs and literary organisations. The city also has a thriving metal and rock music circuit. Indore
offers a variety of eateries, stalls and restaurants offering several cuisines. Hotel Rajhans, Couple Lounge, Teas & More are some of the popular restaurants in the city. Indore
also offers many options for entertainment to its citizens. It is home to several cinemas and multiplexes such as BIG Cinemas, INOX and Carnival Cinemas. Treasure Island, Indore
Central Mall, Mangal City Mall, Orbit Mall, Malhar Mega Mall and Walmart are major malls in the city, and the local markets like MT Cloth Market, Sitlamata Bazar and Heritage Market fulfill the daily needs of the shoppers.