37 projects approved for Bangalore, 3 for Mysore under JNNURM

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New Delhi, Mar 14 (UNI) A total of 37 detailed project reports have been approved for Bangalore and three for Mysore under the ambitious seven-year Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken, in a written reply, said the projects have been approved under the Urban Infrastructure and Governance component of the scheme, by a central committee.

On a question related to urban transport, he said though urban transport was a state subject, the Government was providing Central financial assistance for urban transport projects through various schemes like JNNURM, a Finance Ministry scheme for financial support to public-private partnership in infrastructure and budgetary support and others.

Mr Maken said advisorty letters have been issued to all states for prioritising investment in public transportation, non-motorised mode of transport, running of city bus service on public-private partnership model, integrating land use and transport planning, developing parking policy and using intelligent transport system for integration across various modes of transport and traffic management.


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