Two JNNURM projects for AP, 3 for Bangalore approved

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New Delhi, Oct 15 (UNI) The Ministry of Urban Development has given the green signal to two new projects in Andhra Pradesh and three in Bangalore under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

The sanctions for the projects were given by Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under the Chairmanship of Dr M Ramachandran, Secretary, Urban Development, an official release said today.

While in Andhra Pradesh, the two projects were for improvement of Storm Water Drainage Zone-I and Zone-II of erstwhile MCH area of Hyderabad city and Solid Waste Management Project of Vijaywada, in Bangalore, the new projects were for Under Ground Sewerage System for Dasarahalli, K R Puram and Mahadevpura city councils in the city.

The total project cost of the three projects is Rs 334.64 crore of which Rs 117.12 crore would be Central Assistance.

The State share on these projects is 167.33 crore which would be dovetailed with KMRP World Bank project. The three projects would be completed by December 2011.

The Project cost sanctioned for these two Storm Water Drainage Projects in Hyderabad city is Rs 124.10 crore out of which centre will bear Rs 43.44 crore (35 per cent). The Project will be implemented by greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

The Projects will ensure that 37 per ent of the 7.6 million population residing in Hyderabad in an area covering 25 per cent area of Hyderabad will be benefitted.

Solid waste management project of Vijayawada has been approved with project cost of Rs 58.05 crore of which the Centre's share would be 20.32 crores (35 per cent). Vijayawada produces 534 tons per day of solid waste and currently a waste to energy project is producing 1 lakh units of power per day by consuming solid waste of 225 tones per day. The Municipal Corporation of Vijaywada is the implementing agency.

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