The industrial city Biratnagar is also known as the centre of various political movements. It is the homeland of renowned political leaders, including BP Koirala, Girija Prasad Koirala and Manmohan Adhikari. But the city bears no such impression. The city that is also the gateway to the eastern hills and mountains, with lots of touristic attractions, needs multidimensional development efforts to make it a true metropolis. In this backdrop, Modnath Dhakal of The Rising Nepal talked to Bhim Parajuli, mayor of the metropolis. The newly elected leader shared the vision for the development of the city, status of resource mobilisation, Local Level Governance Act, industrialization and its impact on the economy and public life. Establishment of industries will be regulated and they will be allowed to run in certain locations. Industrial and business hubs will be created in the city. New programmes will be developed and implemented to fight with global warming. The city has begun to work to reduce the dust problem and to enhance greenery.