Maharashtra is at the forefront in the process of ‘Urban Transformation’: CM Devendra Fadnavis
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 07-Jun-2017

Mumbai, June 7: On Tuesday Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu with other officials held the exclusive press conference to review on various issues of urban development and governance. Several schemes and projects were discussed in the meet to meet the demands of urban progress.

While addressing the meeting, CM Devendra Fadnavis said that with a view of ‘Skill India’, projects catering eGov and digitization, ODF, solid waste management, Housing, RERA implementation, Metro, Public transport, Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna PMAY & other were reviewed.

While talking about the development pace of Maharashtra, CM Devendra Fadnavis said that Maharashtra is at the forefront in this process of urban transformation. Al, o the CM assured that the pending works will be fastened to get complete within next 3 months. Maharashtra has so far received the highest investment which is Rs.67,523 Crore for improving urban infrastructure under new mission and Metro projects.

Informing about the investments for the development of Urban cities, CM Fadnavis said that “Rs.19,100 Crore has been allotted for 7 smart cities, Rs.13,564 Crore for PM Awas Yojna, Rs.7759 Crore under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation(AMRUT), Rs  7000 Crore for SwachhBharatGov Mission (Urban). In all Maharashtra government has received 15% in India.

While making the whole Maharashtra Open Defecation Free, Now almost 263 cities have attained the ODF status. Out of the total target of 8.99lakh toilets by 2019, State completed construction of 4.06 lakh toilets so far. Till now 87% target achieved in terms of community & public toilets, CM Fadnavis added.

While Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu also reviewed the status of Mumbai and Maharashtra, CM Fadnavis echoed the similar views saying that Maharashtra is on the path of development and soon all the pending works will get completed in coming months. He said that Under PMAY, Rs.13,564 Crore investment has been approved, which is 2nd highest in the country.