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Rs 90 crore approved in first phase of JNNURM

BHOPAL MUNICIPAL Corporation (BMC) is one of the few civic corporations in the country to receive project approval under the ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) during this financial year. The BMC has received projects worth almost Rs 90 crore in the first phase approved recently by the Union Government.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2006 14:02 IST

BHOPAL MUNICIPAL Corporation (BMC) is one of the few civic corporations in the country to receive project approval under the ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) during this financial year. The BMC has received projects worth almost Rs 90 crore in the first phase approved recently by the Union Government.

This includes Rs 75.04 crore worth slum infrastructure development and rehabilitation projects and Rs 14.33 crore project for supply of clean drinking water to gas-affected areas of the City.

The water supply project was cleared by the Union Government on March 21 while the slum development/rehabilitation project was cleared on Friday only, Mayor Sunil Sood said at a press conference today.

The Mayor-in-Council had approved the City Development Plan (CDP) worth Rs 2,153 crore on January 28 and then parts of the projects were submitted to the Centre for approval.

In the first phase rehabilitation of dwellers of the Roshanpura/Banganga slums would be undertaken at the cost of Rs 47.14 crore, rehabilitation of Shyamnagar, Rishi Nagar slums at Rs 16 crore and that of Indrapuri and Kalpana Nagar slums at Rs 2.54 crore.

Rehabilitation of Bapunagar slum dwellers and development of Kotra weekly market infrastructure will cost Rs 9.36 crore. In this phase as many as 5,764 houses would be constructed for rehabilitation of the slum dwellers. Hawkers’ corner would be developed for the benefit of mobile hawkers.

The Mayor said the problem of road obstruction for the Nehru Nagar residents would also be solved. The drinking water supply project worth Rs 14.33 crore is expected to solve the problem of the gas affected residents who have not been getting clean drinking water despite the BMC spending lakhs of rupees for this purpose.

The Mayor further said the BMC was expecting further approval of projects worth Rs 85.25 crore by April 15. This would include Transport Nagar scheme worth Rs 25.16 crore, integrated development scheme for MP Nagar, New Market and New Kabadkhana worth Rs 26.83 crore and sewer line worth Rs 33.26 crore.

Reports of these projects have already been forwarded to the Union Urban Development department after due approval of the financial agencies.

Sood said the BMC has made provisions for its share of contribution of 30 per cent in the approved projects and details were made available to the Union Government.

The Mayor said Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh were the only four states in the country to have received project approvals under the JNNRUM in the first phase.

He thanked UPA Chairman Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Union Minister Suresh Pachauri, Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy, Minister of State Shailja and Ajay Makan for expediting these approvals. He also expressed gratitude to the State Government, especially Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and former Chief Minister Babulal Gaur for continuing support. Union Government will be contributing 50 per cent and the State Government 20 per cent share in the project costs.