Govt to spend Rs 17,500-cr to set up 7 new cities in 6 states

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Mumbai, Jan 25 (PTI) The Union Government plans tospend around Rs 17,500-crore over the next five-years to setup seven brand new cities in six states, a senior Governmentofficial said.

It has planned to set up two new cities inMaharashtra, and one each in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh,Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, the official said.

"The Government is planning to spend around Rs2,500-crore for each city over the next five-years, which willbe developed on around 540-square kilometres of area in sixstates. The cities will be developed with cutting-edgetechnology to provide all the necessary infrastructure," JointSecretary (Industrial Policy and Promotion) of Ministry ofCommerce and Industry, Talleen Kumar, told reporters on thesidelines of the CII Partnership Summit here today.

This is a part of the Government''s target to develop24 cities over the next 30-years.

All these cities will be along the Delhi-MumbaiIndustrial belt, he said. .

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