Programmes and Policies Implemented For Urban Development

Eleventh Plan had several schemes to promote urbanization. These include, among others, the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) for creation of urban infrastructure /service delivery mechanisms through community participation and enhanced accountability of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)/ parastatals agencies and Mass Transit Urban Transport projects under the Ministry of Urban Development.

The objectives of the various schemes to promote urbanization have been achieved to a large extent. As on 31st March, 2013, 553 projects at a total cost of Rs. 61,672.31crore have been sanctioned under the Urban Infrastructure & Governance sub-mission of JnNURM. The Additional Central Assistance (ACA) committed by the Government of India towards meeting the central share of the total project cost for these 553 projects is Rs. 28,521.25crores, out of which an amount of Rs. 19,478.77crore has been released to the Mission Cities. In addition an amount of Rs. 2,089 crore had been sanctioned as central share for Buses under Stimulus Package, out of which Rs. 1,501.34crore has been released till date.

Under urban transport, Delhi Metro rail project phase-II was completed and its phase III of Delhi Metro rail project of 136.33 kms. at an estimated cost of Rs. 41078.78crore are being implemented. Metro rail projects in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Kochi and Mumbai are under implementation. Sanction of 15,260 buses, enabled with Intelligent Transport System (ITS) under JNNURM is likely to improve city bus services in many cities.  Out of which 14000 busses have already been delivered.

The requirement of capital expenditure from all sources for urban sector under the Twelfth Plan as estimated by the Working Group on financing urbanisation during the 12th Five Year Plan is Rs. 3,87,576 crore.

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