JNNURM pumps Rs.511 Crore in Pune, PCMC

The municipal corporations of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad received a boost with the Union government’s central sanctioning and monitoring committee granting Rs 511 crore for Pune and Rs 121 crore for Pimpri-Chinchwad under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). A meeting to review JNNURM works was held on Tuesday in New Delhi under the chairmanship of Union Urban Development (UD) secretary M. Ramchandran, which was attended by city mayor Rajlaxmi Bhosale, Pune municipal commissioner Pravinsinh Pardeshi, Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal commissioner Ashish Sharma and head of PMC’s JNNURM cell Vinay Deshpande.The PMC recieved a sanction of Rs 37 crore for Alandi road, Rs 269 crore for Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) phase I, Rs 40 crore for BRTS pilot project and Rs 165 crore for infrastructure projects for Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG).Deshpande said the funds sanctioned on Tuesday were the cost of additional elements in the projects already sanctioned by the central government. “There were some projects which required additional funds, so we sent a proposal to the central government. The committee reviewed our proposal and the development works currently on in the city and gave a go-ahead,” Deshpande said.Meanwhile, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has received the sanction for implementation of sewage projects with a total expenditure of Rs 121 crore. “The PCMC will be implementing the phase II of sewerage projects for the benefit of nine newly merged villages in the municipal limits.” Sharma further said, “Earlier the Central government has approved the phase I for sewerage projects with a total expenditure of Rs 120 crore. It has also approved the phase II now. As a result, the PCMC has received approval for sewage projects with a total expenditure of around Rs 240 crore till now

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