Bengaluru, May 02: In last three years, Karnataka approved around Rs.25,000 Cr investment for improving urban infrastructure under different new urban missions with central assistance of about Rs.9,000 Cr.
Six cities of Karnataka have been included under Smart City Mission from which five cities Davangere, Belgavi, Shivamogga, Mangaluru and Hubbali-Dharwad have been selected for financing smart city plans of respective cities in two rounds of competition so far held.
The sixth city Tumakuru is participating in the third round of competition including Bengaluru who has also been allowed to participate in the competition.
Investments approved under Smart City Plans are Belgavi-Rs.3,534 Cr, Hubbali-Dharwad-Rs.2,227 Cr, Mangaluru-Rs.2,001 Cr, Shivamogga-Rs.1,517 Cr and Davanagere-Rs.1,307 Cr. Central assistance of Rs.500 Cr per each city is provided under this mission.
Centre has approved a total investment of Rs.4,971 Cr with central assistance of Rs. 2,319 Cr under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for improving basic urban infrastructure in 27 mission cities which include Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Gulbarga, Bellary, Belgaum, Bidar, Tumakuru and Hasan.
Provision of water taps to all urban households in the mission cities and improving water supply to the normative 135 litres per day is accorded priority under this mission followed by expansion of sewerage and drainage networks, non-motorised transport and open spaces.
Badami is among the 12 cities in the country in Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY). An investment of Rs.22.26 is envisaged for improving heritage related infrastructure in Badami.
Construction of 1,46,548 affordable houses for urban poor in Karnataka has so far been approved by the centre under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs.6,288 Cr for which central assistance of Rs. 2,492 Cr has been approved.