Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development Deepa Dasmunshi in reply to a written question informed the Rajya Sabha that the Eleventh Plan had several schemes to promote urbanization.
These include, among others, the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) for creation of urban infrastructure or service delivery mechanisms through community participation and enhanced accountability of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) or parastatals agencies and Mass Transit Urban Transport projects under the Ministry of Urban Development.
The objectives of the various schemes to promote urbanization have been achieved to a large extent. As on March 31, 2013, 553 projects at a total cost of Rs 61,672.31 crore have been sanctioned under the Urban Infrastructure & Governance sub-mission of JnNURM.
The Additional Central Assistance (ACA) committed by the Government of India towards meeting the central share of the total project cost for these 553 projects is Rs 28,521.25 crore, out of which an amount of Rs 19,478.77 crore has been released to the mission cities.
In addition an amount of Rs 2,089 crore had been sanctioned as central share for Buses under Stimulus Package, out of which Rs 1,501.34 crore has been released till date.
Under urban transport, Delhi Metro rail project phase-II was completed and its phase III of Delhi Metro rail project of 136.33 kms at an estimated cost of Rs 41078.78 crore are being implemented.