Gujarat wants 11 more towns under Urban Renewal Mission

June 16th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Gandhinagar, June 16 (IANS) The Gujarat government has sent a list of 11 industrial towns in the state to the central governmemt for their inclusion in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), an official statement said here Tuesday.
The 11 towns, which include Ankleshwar, Jamnagar, Bharuch, Anand and Mehsana, fall within the Delhi-Mumbai dedicated freight corridor.

Surat, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Porbander are already covered under the JNNURM - a central government initiative to promote planned development of cities.

Till February, the central government had approved 63 projects in the state under the JNNURM and sanctioned an outlay of Rs.4,747 crore, apart from an additional central assistance commitment of Rs.2,026 crore.

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