Rs. 7,300 cr. for city’s infrastructure development

June 09, 2016 12:00 am | Updated September 16, 2016 11:40 am IST - BENGALURU:

Bengaluru is set to get a boost in terms of infrastructural development with the State cabinet on Wednesday clearing a Rs. 7,300-crore action plan to be implemented over the next two years under the Nagaroththana scheme.

The allocation is the highest in the recent times. The last two occasions when the city got substantial amount of funds was before the elections to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike in 2009-10 and 2015.

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Briefing reporters after the cabinet meeting, Law Minister T. B. Jayachandra said the works include those related to building and development of roads, drains, railway level crossings and lake development.

Clearance for all those works that would be worth over Rs. 10 crore would have to be taken from a high-level committee constituted by the government, he pointed out.

Initially, the State government wanted to reduce the size of the action plan to Rs. 6,050 crore.

However, the cabinet had decided to ensure that the action plan size remains at Rs. 7,300 crore, the minister said.

The works would be taken up during the financial years 2016-17 and 2017-18.

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