With Maharashtra Assembly elections just a few months away, the BJP-led State government has started giving push to all the pending projects to ensure timely completion. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday chaired several meetings with the ministers and senior bureaucrats to review progress of various progress.
Fadnavis chaired fifth meeting of Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority (NMRDA) in Mumbai. State ministers Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Yogesh Sagar, Mahadev Jankar were present.
To ensure fund crunch does not hamper the progress of various developmental works going on in the city, Fadnavis has approved NMRDA budget of Rs 1529.84 crore.
In the meeting, Rs 422 crore were earmarked for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, an ambitious scheme of Narendra Modi government to provide affordable housing to poor. Fadnavis has reiterated on several occasions that providing home to the homeless is among the top priorities of his government.
Fadnavis also approved policy for online draw for housing under PMAY. As per the new policy, 11% quota would be for SC, 6% for ST, 5% for Divyang, 2% for NIT employees & 5% for government employees. Among the major developmental works given priority in the NMRDA budget included beautification and development of shrines like Tajbag, Deekshabhoomi and Koradi.
The State government has earmarked `221 crore for the development of Koradi while rs 109 was earmarked for Deekshabhoomi. Similarly, rs 132 crore has been earmarked for various developmental works in Tajbagh. A memorial of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar would be constructed at Chicholi. Government has earmarked rs 41 crore for this project. Along with it, a provision of Rs 114 crore was made for Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Centre at Indora.
Futala lake and Ambazari, one of the favourite weekends and refreshment point of Nagpur would be developed. For this government has made a provision of rs 100 crore. Nagpurians would soon enjoy sound and light show at Swami Vivekanand statue after the completion of this project. Rs 58 crore has been earmarked for Sant Chokhamela student hostel.
CM Devendra Fadnavis chaired another meeting to address various issues pertaining to merger of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT).
He issued various directions to expedite the merger, which has been pending for a long due to various reasons. Ministers Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Yogesh Sagar were present in this meeting. The high powered committee chaired by Fadnavis also approved many development works at Dragon temple in Kamptee.
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