A revised, draft City Development Plan (CDP) has been prepared by a team from CEPT University, Ahmedabad, and CRISIL Risk and Infrastructure Solutions (CRIS) Limited, Gurgaon for GVMC.

The draft was discussed at a meeting of CDP Steering Committee comprising GVMC officials on Friday.

CEPT University, with the financial assistance of Cities Development Initiative, the Philippines, an associate of Asia Development Bank (ADB) has already prepared revised CDP for GVMC.

In the run-up to the preparation, it held meetings with officials, stakeholders, expert organisations, State and Central government organisations. The CDP was submitted by CDP and was made accessible to the public, and objections and suggestions were invited up to September 15, a statement issued by GVMC said.

CRISIL appointed

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Urban Development of appointed CRISIL in August 2013 to prepare revised CDPs for Visakhapatnam and Guntur.

Following a direction from the MoUD, GVMC on Friday held an inception meeting with CRISIL. Team leader of CEPT Saswat Bandopadhyay and Balakrishnan Elangovan made a presentation on the process of approvals and methodology in the revised CDP.

At the steering committee meeting later, Municipal Commissioner M. V. Satyanarayana pointed out that the recently merged Anakapalle and Bheemunipatnam and five panchayats were not taken into consideration in the revised CDP. Also proper recommendations were not made about requirement of flyovers, cycle zones, BRTS and measures to control pollution. The projects proposed also need to be prioritised, he said. The total allocation envisaged in the draft, revised CDP presented is a whopping Rs.633450 lakh over a period of seven years. Water supply leads with Rs.270585 lakh followed by sewerage system and sanitation Rs. 77700 lakh; storm water drains Rs.13605 lakh; solid waste management Rs.53200 lakh; traffic transport Rs. 75810 lakh; social development and urban poor Rs.120950 lakh; urban environment Rs.16100 lakh; urban renewal and tourism 4300 lakh and capacity building Rs.1200 lakh.

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