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Rs. 138.51 cr. annual fund for Kochi

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The Hidu        21.04.2017  

Rs. 138.51 cr. annual fund for Kochi

Award of Finance Commission is worth Rs. 49 crore

The Kochi Corporation will get an annual allocation of Rs. 138.51 crore from the State government for 2017-18 fiscal.

Of this, Rs. 49 crore will be allotted as general development fund and Rs. 81 crore as Special Component Plan fund. The award of the Finance Commission will come to Rs. 49 crore.

Road projects

Road protection fund projects will get Rs. 21 crore, while non-road projects will be allocated Rs. 10 crore, said a communication issued by Deputy Mayor T.J. Vinod.

A meeting of the corporation council, to be held on Friday, will discuss the draft proposals to be implemented by the civic body in the current financial year.

The projects that get the stamp of approval from the corporation council will be implemented in the city in 2017-18 fiscal.

 

All urban local bodies in Telangana to have master plans ready by June, 2018

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The New Indian Express      21.04.2017 

All urban local bodies in Telangana to have master plans ready by June, 2018

HYDERABAD: If everything goes according to the plan, all the urban local bodies (ULBs) in Telangana will have a master plan by June 2, 2018. 

The directorate of town and country planning (DTCP), which has been given the job of preparing the master plans, has initiated the process of preparing the base maps and started processing village revenue maps for all ULBs by engaging consultants.

Its being done as per the department of industrial promotion and policy (DIPP) directive that all the ULBs should have a master plan to better their ‘ease of doing business’ (EoDB).

Once the master plans are ready, they will be kept on the (DTCP) website. Sources in the municipal administration and urban development department said that the plans would be put online later. Of the 73 urban local bodies (ULBs) in the state, 14 are covered by urban development authorities (UDAs). Master plans for 32 ULBs have been prepared in the first phase under the Telangana Municipal Development Programme. 

Master plans are being prepared by dividing the state into Hyderabad and Warangal regions. In the Warangal region, master plans for Adilabad, Bhainsa, Jagtial, Jangaon, Kagaznagar, Korutla, Kothagudem, Mancherial, Mandamarri, Metpalli, Nirmal, Palvancha, Sircilla municipalities, and Karimnagar, Khammam and Ramagundam corporations are available on the DTCP website.


In the Hyderabad region, the master plans for Bodhan, Gadwal, Kamareddy, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Miryalaguda, Nalgonda, Narayanapet, Sadasivpet, Siddipet, Suryapet, Tandur, Vikarabad, Wanaparthy and Zaheerabad municipalities and Nizamabad corporation are available online as well. Master plans for the 27 ULBs are being worked on now, officails ources said.

 

Corpn. to rethink Jio tower proposal

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The Hindu     20.04.2017 

Corpn. to rethink Jio tower proposal

The Corporation Council has decided to rethink the proposal of Reliance Jio Infocom Limited and Indus Towers Limited for setting up high-mast lights, WiFi and 4G facility in various centres in the city.

The finance standing committee of the corporation had decided to permit the two companies to set up high-mast multi-purpose towers at road junctions, playgrounds and parks within the corporation jurisdiction by levying a rent of Rs. 5,000 per tower per month.


However, when the decision was put before the council for approval, the opposition raised objections. Congress councillor P.M. Niyas suggested that the corporation should invite an expression of interest in the case and that Rs. 5,000 per tower was very low for such a facility. Hence the council sent it back to the standing committee for further proceedings.

Earlier, the corporation cancelled the scheduled foundation stone-laying function of the water treatment plant under Kudumbasree’s ‘Theertham’ project on TB centre premises on Francis Road. Many residents associations in the region had complained to the corporation that such a facility would lead to severe water scarcity in the region, already hit by drought. They opposed the plan to dig a well in the plot to extract groundwater, to be purified and bottled to be sold under the aegis of the Kudumbasree.

 

 


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