For starters, just take a look at these facts and figures: In the past decade, Rs 99,805 crore has been invested in infrastructure in Gujarat, and the investment planned for the next decade is Rs 1,180,912.
According to Karnataka Slum Development Board (KSDB) it will take three long years for the housing project to rehabilitate the evicted residents of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) Quarters to be ready at Sooligunte, Sarjapur. This means that the thousands of families, ejected from their sheds at Ejipura, will have to make their own arrangements during the interim period.
A compact city, Tirupati is relatively dense and a key transit point as one has to travel through the city to reach Tirumala - it witnesses 75,000 to 1 lakh pilgrims every day. Chand says, ¨We have to extend all necessary services to pilgrims such as toilet facilities, maintaining routes, providing good signage and accommodation.¨ He shares more on the development of the city.
Being one of the leading states in implementing schemes backed by the Centre, Rajasthan is always in the forefront, whether it is for energy efficiency or municipal reforms. It now has a target to spend Rs 40,000 crore in the next five years to fill up the gap in urban infrastructure