Thursday, December 27, 2007

Maharashtra clears projects worth Rs 3395cr under JNNURM

Maharashtra clears projects worth Rs 3395cr under JNNURM
BS Reporter / Mumbai December 28, 2007
The steering committee of the state government has cleared urban infrastructure projects worth Rs 3,395 cr for Centre’s approval under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) . This includes Rs 1,258 crore for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
The committee, chaired by chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, which met here on Thursday, also approved a comprehensive development plan for the MMR. The projects mostly relate to water supply, sewerage disposal and development of roads.
Once these projects are submitted, it will take the number of projects submitted by the state for Centre’s approval to 132 amounting to Rs 23,395 crore. The state is already at the number one position with 47 projects worth Rs 6,396, which have been approved by the Centre. Of this, projects worth Rs 2,574 crore are for the Mumbai city alone.
The projects, which were cleared today, include Rs 505 crore projects for Navi Mumbai, Rs 195 crore for Thane, and Rs 178 crore for the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation under the MMR. Besides, a Rs 217-crore project for Nashik for the development and beautification of Godavari river, was cleared.
For Nagpur, projects worth Rs 62.5 crore were cleared. These relate to new flyovers, bridges and roads. The committee cleared projects worth Rs 874.64 crore for Pune, which include additional component for Bus Rapid Transit, sewage disposal and bridges and underground passes at important junctions.
The neighbouring industrial city of Pimpri-Chinchwad received a nod for projects worth Rs 775 crore.

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