Being one of the largest towns and oldest districts in Bihar, Bhagalpur is known as the silk city of Bihar. It is a major commercial, educational and political center. Under the second list announced by Union urban development, Bhagalpur has been credited as a smart city. There are certain issues that need to be taken care of though, in order to make Bhagalpur, a developed city. The deputy mayor has been bringing the issues in front of the public eye and has been taking relevant steps to overcome the same.