Staff Reporter, Bhopal
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and held extensive discussions on pending cases pertaining to Madhya Pradesh’s development in New Delhi today. Chouhan informed that Madhya Pradesh has increased infrastructure in urban areas at a rapid pace under JNNURM. Despite this, the Centre has withheld 10 % amount under JNNURM amounting to Rs. 150 crore. He urged for early release of this amount.
Chouhan urged Naidu to sanction Rs. 3500 crore grant for Simhastha-2016. He informed that the Union Government has already sanctioned grants for Kumbh in Allahabad, Nashik and Haridwar. The state government has already sanctioned a Rs. 930 crore project for Simhastha.
Referring to recent cancellation of public transport projects of Indore, Jabalpur and Ujjain municipal corporations by Union Urban Development Department, he said that these 3 are very important projects for masses and these are major cities of the state. Chouhan urged that Union Urban Development Department should withdraw this decision and re-sanction the three projects.
Land for Delhi-based Madhyanchal should be allotted on L & D.O. rates
The Chief Minister registered his objection with the Union Urban Development Minister for applying market rates on the land allotted to Madhya Pradesh for constructing its building in Vasant Kunj. He said that land to Madhya Pradesh should be allotted on L & D.O. rates like Mizoram, Meghalaya, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.
Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu gave a patient hearing to issues raised by Chief Minister Chouhan and assured every possible cooperation by his ministry.