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IMC passes Rs 1,800 cr development plan

INDORE MUNICIPAL Corporation today passed the Rs 1,800 crore Indore City Development Plan at its general council meeting held today. Municipal Commissioner P Narahari presented the draft of Indore City Development Plan at the end of municipal council meeting.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2006 14:27 IST

INDORE MUNICIPAL Corporation today passed the Rs 1,800 crore Indore City Development Plan at its general council meeting held today. Municipal Commissioner P Narahari presented the draft of Indore City Development Plan at the end of municipal council meeting.

The development plan forms part of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), under which 63 cities including Indore have been selected for urban regeneration to be accomplished in next seven years.

The total plan cost is pegged at Rs 2,007 crore of which Rs 1,800 crore have been allocated for Indore Municipal Corporation, the nodal agency for plan implementation. The remaining Rs 207 crore have been allocated for development works to be undertaken by Indore Development Authority, Public Works Department and Indore City Transport Services Limited.

Prepared with inputs from district administration, Public Works Department, Indore Development Authority, MP Housing Board, Indore City Transport Services Limited, the Indore Plan with reference to IMC discusses its sectoral deficiencies, the existing facilities it has provided, type of development needed and bridging the gap between current amenities and those required to meet the growing population till 2020 in addition to City Investment Plan.

The plan chiefly takes into consideration the economic, financial, infrastructural, environmental and institutional development of the City with emphasis on provisions for water supply, solid waste management, sewerage, environment improvement and socio-economic uplift of urban poor.

Announcing the Mission, the plan states that although cities play a critical role in economic development, their service providing agencies like municipal corporations and district administration face acute shortage of capacity and resources.

At the end of presentation, Commissioner invited suggestions from the corporators on the Plan for incorporation in the draft. The opinion of experts from various fields including industrialists, environmentalists, and technocrats will also be received before it is forwarded to Bhopal by January 15.

First Published: Jan 13, 2006 14:27 IST