The City Municipal Councils of Tumkur, Shimoga and Bijapur will soon be upgraded to city corporations. With this, the state will have 10 city corporations.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah proposed to upgrade infrastructure and civic amenities in all the existing city corporations, including the proposed ones.
He also proposed to take up Nagarothana Phase-III at an estimated cost of Rs 1,000 crore.
He said action will be taken for the preparation of a project report this year.
The Directorate of Municipal Administration will be upgraded as Commissionerate of Urban Development Department.
For this, an expert committee will be constituted and, based on their recommendations, action will be taken.
Apart from this, nine drinking water supply schemes at an estimated cost of Rs 232.52 crore and nine sewerage schemes at a cost of Rs 118.85 crore will be taken up during 2013-14 by Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board (KUWSDB).
Besides, the KUWSDB proposes to take up new water supply schemes at total cost of Rs 3020.9 crore and 41 new drainage schemes at a estimated cost of Rs 1668.12 crore.