Shillong was but a small town, about a hundred fifty years ago, when the capital of the Assam province was shifted from Nongsawlia in Sohra, the rainiest spot on earth. The town was then known as Laban which spread gradually in an unplanned and haphazard manner. With the growth of the population it gained the status of a city. However it earned the name as the “Queen of Hill stations and also as the “ Scotland of the East”. After a long wait Shillong, the city named after the deity “U Blei Shyllong” entered the prestigious list of being one of the smart city of the country. Rupees 500 crore would be received as grant and another matching amount would be needed from the state’s coffer to meet expenses in improving the sewage system, drainage and waste management to remove traffic congestion and planned expansion of this city into a clean, tidy and upmarket standard. It would certainly be an uphill task for the state government to meet the expense.