Along the northern side of Padma River with 0.6 million people, Rajshahi District head quarter was established in the town in 1825. In 1876 Rajshahi Pourashava was established and it was up graded as Rajshahi City Corporation in 1987. With the demand of time Medical College, University, Engineering University, Radio Centre, Airport and many other important establishment were founded in the city. As a result, in many ways importance of the city increased and the city had to grow in an unplanned way. Therefore to ensure the city growth and development in a planned and sustainable way, Rajshahi Town Development Authority was established in October, 1976 by Ordinance no. 78.
Preparation of Master Plan and Landuse control by it
Preparation and execution of development scheme
Control of physical development including prevention of haphazard construction of buildings and excavation of tanks according to its Ordinance.
Rajshahi Development Authority has a tall Pyramid and bureaucratic organizational model to attain its functional goal. Chairman is acting as the head of the Organization and has power to take decisions on administrational and financial matters of RDA with the recommendation by a corporate body (Authority). Members of this corporate body or this Authority are: