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    Punjab plans to invest Rs 720 crore in urban infra

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    Punjab plansPunjab government will invest Rs 720 crore in improving basic urban infrastructure in 16 cities under action plans for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for 2015-16. Followed by Punjab, Uttarakhand government has also decided to spend Rs 267 crore for better urban infrastructure of 6 cities under AMRUT. Centre will provide an assistance of Rs 319 crore to Punjab while Uttarakhand will get Rs 134 crore under the State Annual Action Plans (SAAP). Under the SAAP for 2015-16, Punjab will invest Rs 365 crore in 46 water supply-related projects, Rs 288 crore in 37 sewerage and septage management projects, Rs 56 crore for improving urban transport in Amritsar and Rs 12 crore for providing open parks and green spaces in 16 mission cities. Punjab has reported the best infrastructure in the country in respect of sewerage treatment with availability of 100 per cent sewerage treatment capacity in 12 of the 16 mission cities.

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