Centre clears 23 projects for Delhi

The central government has sanctioned 23 infrastructure projects to make Delhi a world class city, union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said Wednesday.

IANS| Updated: Jul 16, 2014, 18:46 PM IST

New Delhi: The central government has sanctioned 23 infrastructure projects to make Delhi a world class city, union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said Wednesday.

"Delhi was sanctioned 23 infrastructure projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission at a total cost of Rs.6,649.55 crore out of which central assistance has been Rs.2,327.34 crore," Naidu said in the Lok Sabha.

The minister also informed that the city`s urban population grew by 4.3 percent from 2001 to 2011.