AP to seek Rs 1,130 crore fund under JNNURM

CM asks finance dept to release Rs 45 crore for tapping central funds.

Published: 30th May 2013 11:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th May 2013 11:02 AM   |  A+A-

The state government will send a proposal to the Centre immediately for sanction of Rs 1,130 crore, the fund available to the state under Phase-I of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and which lapse by the end of the current financial year (2013-14).

Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who reviewed the progress of JNNURM works with officials here on Wednesday, decided that the proposals on hand were for about Rs 2,122 crore.

The central assistance for JNNURM Phase-II beginning 2014 would be about Rs 13,200 crore but the chief minister wanted  pressure brought on the Centre for its enhancement to Rs 20,000 crore. He wanted officials to write to the Centre to this effect.

Under Phase-I of JNNURM, 145 of the 253 projects worth about Rs 12,553 crore have been completed and 42 are in various stages of execution. As many as 66 projects could not be grounded because of issues like land  encroachment, difficulty in land acquisition and delay in obtaining permission from the railways.

The chief minister also reviewed the status of JNNURM works in Greater Hyderabad. The proposed projects include a road underbridge at Uttam Nagar, development of new roads including one from the Raj Bhavan to Begumpet, redesigning of nalas, taking up integrated municipal solid waste management project. Under the Charminar pedestrianisation project, 90 per cent of the work has been completed. As far as Musi revitalisation project is concerned, 80 per cent of the work is finished. The chief minister directed the finance department to release Rs 45 crore for tapping central funds and ensure early completion of the project.

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