BMC revises cost of JNNURM
BHOPAL MUNICIPAL Corporation (BMC) administration has revised the cost of proposed schemes under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) to Rs 1813.45 crore after including some new projects. The Union Government will provide 50 per cent amount of project cost as grant. The State Government will have to contribute 20 per cent of the total cost.
The BMC has finalised the city development plan (CDP) plan under the JNNURM. A presentation of this scheme was given before the mayor-in-council members and Mayor Sunil Sood today at BMC headquarters – Sadar Manzil.
Earlier, the BMC administration prepared a plan of Rs 509 crore, which had later gone up to about Rs 1,000 crore. The Union Government has included 63 cities of the country under this scheme and plans to spend about Rs one lakh crore in these cities. The BMC has been expecting to get more than Rs 1,500 crore for its project.
However, the BMC will face problems in arranging its own share of about Rs 360 crore for a project of Rs 1,813 crore. Most of the BMC officials believe that it is almost impossible for the BMC to arrange this amount.
This project will now be submitted to the Union Government through the State Government. According to official information, the BMC would spend about Rs 250 crore on the water supply and Rs 245 crore on the sewage system under JNNURM.
Besides, Rs 331 crore is being kept for road construction and Rs 61 crore for traffic improvement. An arrangement of Rs 200
crore would be for conservation of the City of Lakes. BMC officials said the scheme was prepared with the objective of providing a better environment in the City.