ANDHRA PRADESH

SCB ready with development plan

M. Sai Gopal



The plan will be sent to Centre for ratification

Once okayed, JNURM funds will be at its disposal

Improving civic facilities, smooth administration on the anvil



HYDERABAD: A plan to take up holistic development of Cantonment region, including the underground drainage network, an integrated water supply system and a scientifically designed road network among other things, is finally taking shape.

According to Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) officials, the much-delayed Cantonment Development Plan (CDP) is almost ready and it will be sent to the Central Government for ratification. The CDP was earlier scheduled to be completed by March last.

However, administrative glitches led to inordinate delay in finalising the CDP, which at least on paper, promises to be the ‘manna’ for Cantonment residents.

Once the plan is cleared by the Central Government, the Board will be able to harness funds available with Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission for development.

Apart from enhancing existing civic facilities in Cantonment area, smooth functioning of administration, automation of board offices, availability of public-related information in its website are some of the components inherent in the CDP.

“The CDP is almost done, however, these plans are still on paper and it will take a lot of spade work and time for us to get the nod from the Centre.

Then the JNURM funds will start flowing to the Cantonment Board,” V. Premchand, CEO of SCB, said.

Repair of nalas

Officials said that the nalas in the Cantonment, which wreaked havoc here during August 2000 floods, would also be repaired, if the CDP plan was sanctioned.

Road map

Preparation of an exhaustive map that would profile roads, demarcate residential areas from commercial areas and planning for future development based on the data available with CDP, would be taken up, the board official informed.

Wide range of expertise from various agencies, including satellite data from National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and Institute of Electronic Governance (IEG) for technical help was solicited while preparing the CDP.



The plan will be sent to Centre for ratification

Once okayed, JNURM funds will be at its disposal

Improving civic facilities, smooth administration on the anvil





The plan will be sent to Centre for ratification

Once okayed, JNURM funds will be at its disposal

Improving civic facilities, smooth administration on the anvil





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