India is facing fast-paced urbanization that is a challenge and opportunity both; but how it will turn out will depend on how well we manage our cities. This will require massive investment in urban infrastructure to create better mobility and access to better services for businesses and industries to prosper. An overview of present state of affairs, initiatives and future requirements
♦♦ Total allocation for PMAY – Urban increased from Rs 5075 cr in 2016-17 (BE) to Rs 6043 cr in 2017-18 (BE).
♦♦ The expenditure by Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA) in 2015-16 was only Rs 1761 cr against the budget allocation of Rs 5635 cr.
♦♦ Total allocation for MRTS and Metro projects is Rs 18,000 cr out of the total Ministry of Urban Development budget of Rs. 34,212 cr.
India’s steps towards a developed nation
Focuses on revitalizing twelve heritage cities via development of sanitation facilities, public transportation and parking,citizen services and information kiosks. The scheme will seek to strengthen the tourism and heritage industry.
Strives to build infrastructure that will ensure adequate robust sewerage, transportation facilities, industrial facilities and water supply for urban transformation. AMRUT will work closely with ULBs to ensure the above criteria.
Seeks to build state of the art cities that will seek to improve quality of life by using urban informatics and technology to improve efficiency of services and meet resident’s needs.
SMART CITIES MISSION
Source: World Bank,Ministry of Urban Development, McKinsey Global Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers