Urban infrastructure projects running at slow pace: Par panel
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 19:55
New Delhi: The work for improving urban infrastructure in many cities is going on at a slow pace, a Parliamentary committee has said.

Expressing concern over this, the committee has suggested that the Urban Development Ministry should work out a judicious plan to counsel the state governments in completing the urban sector reforms as per fixed timelines.

The Standing Committee on Urban Development headed by JD(U) MP Sharad Yadav has also found that many states have shown little interest in urban infrastructure projects.

The committee in its latest report has recommended that cities having a population of 5 lakh and above need to be urgently included in JNNURM as most of them have become extremely congested and unlivable due to haphazard and unplanned growth.

Dismayed over the fact that the proposal of the ministry to include 28 such cities into JNNURM was rejected by the Finance Ministry and the Planning Commission, it has recommended that the ministry must pursue the matter so that adequate funds for these cities are made available.


First Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 19:55

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