Ministry of Urban
Development has taken a serious view of delay in execution of projects
in the National Capital Region that were extended financial support by
the NCR Planning Board. Conveying this to the member States, Shri Rajiv
Gauba, Secretary(Urban Development) made it clear that further sanction
of loan support would be based on progress on projects extended such
support in the past.
Chairing a meeting of the Project Sanctioning and Monitoring Group here
today, Shri Gauba directed review of the loan sanctioned for the Rs.100
cr ‘Construction of Multi-storied office building at Kakardooma
institutional area’ in East Delhi for cancellation on account of lack of
any progress since the sanction of first instalment of Rs.20 cr loan in
Haryana Government was also told that NCRPB support for various
infrastructure projects would be considered only after the long pending
issues relating to ADB funded road projects sanctioned in the past were
The Project Sanctioning and Monitoring Group informed the Haryana
Government that loan assistance of Rs.168 cr sanctioned for the Rs.223
cr Manesar Water Supply Project would be reviewed if project works were
not started at the earliest. The first instalment of Rs.31.13 cr was
released for this project in March last year and the Haryana State
Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation has not submitted any
progress report so far. The Group also declined to consider loan of
Rs.270 cr as sought by the Haryana Metro Rail Transport Corporation for
extension of Metro Link from Mudka to Bahadurgarh stating that it was
not in conformity with the original financing plan.
The Project Sanctioning & Monitoring Group of NCR Planning Board today
approved financial assistance of Rs.1,664 cr for various infrastructure
projects costing a total of Rs. 2,377 cr.
Approvals include Rs.1,098 cr for Rejuvenation of Amanishah Nallah (Dravyavati
River) including area development in Jaipur city based on the concept of
watershed rehabilitation, flood prevention, pollution treatment and
landscaping. Another Rs.379 cr was sanctioned for six Road Over Bridges
at level crossings at Goner Road, Jhotwara, Sitapura, Bassi, Jahota and
Road Under Bridge on Jaipur –Sikar line at Bridge No.107 to address
traffic congestion issues at railway level crossings.
Rs. 187 cr has been approved for the Elevated Road from Sodala
Tri-junction to LIC Office near Ambedkar Circle. This 3 km long elevated
stretch is a part of NH-11 which will facilitate vehicular movement in
the East-West direction of Jaipur and provides a high capacity corridor
helping in decongestion of the central areas.
Shri Gauba has asked Rajasthan and Jaipur City Governments to ensure
promotion of non-motorised transport including cycling and
pedestrianisation under Comprehensive Mobility Plan of the pink city
which is being developed as a smart city.
With today’s approvals, NCR Planning Board has sanctioned over Rs.4,500
cr of financial assistance for infrastructure development in NCR during
the last two years.