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City Cong chief urges PM to give funds for city

The Mumbai Congress has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grant more funds for city’s infrastructure projects and also clear pending proposals stuck with the Centre.

mumbai Updated: Apr 03, 2010 01:44 IST
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The Mumbai Congress has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grant more funds for city’s infrastructure projects and also clear pending proposals stuck with the Centre.

In a letter submitted to the Prime Minister during his Mumbai visit, city Congress chief Kripashankar Singh has drawn PM’s attention to the fact that the city has not got much from the central budget for its infrastructure projects. “Though the Central Budget has delivered a lot to Mumbai such as provision of Rs 1,200 crore for storm water drain project, a lot more needs to be done,” the letter stated.

Singh said that the city had voted in favour of the Congress party in both general and Assembly elections last year and hence it should get as much.

“We want a single transportation agency so that better modes of mass transit would be possible. The city desperately needs additional railways lines on both tracks,” Singh said in the letter.

He has asked the PM to release saltpan land for constructing affordable housing. “The Centre has already sanctioned Rs 1,000 crore for desalination project in Chennai, so Mumbai, where water cuts are imminent, should also get the financial aid.”