Pimpri: The latest instalment of Rs 39.89 crore has been released to Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) from the State and Central governments for the works being undertaken under Smart City Project and Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).
Out of these funds, Rs 27 crore will be spent on Smart City Project while Rs 12.89 crore will be provided for the water supply projects under JNNURM.
“The PCMC has received Rs 12.89 crore for Tathavade Water Supply Scheme and 24x7 Water Supply Scheme under JNNURM. The fund will be disbursed through Pune district collectorate, in the account of smart city company and the bank account of PCMC,” informed Chief Information and Technology Officer of PCMC Neelkanth Poman.
Pimpri-Chinchwad was selected in the third round of the smart cities under of the Central government’s Smart City Project. In the year 2017-18, the Central government had provided a fund of Rs 16 crore for this project.
According to the guidelines of the Smart City Mission, it is necessary for the State government to disburse 50 per cent of the total funds received by the Central government. Accordingly, the State government has sanctioned Rs 8 crore to the twin township.
Similarly, for the administrative and office expenses, the Central government has sanctioned additional Rs 2 crore and the State government sanctioned Rs 1 crore.
Apart from this, the JNNURM has received the third instalment of Rs 1.65 crore for the ongoing project of water supply scheme in Tathawade.
Under Tathawade Water Supply Scheme, funds amounting to Rs 6.94 crore have been approved by the Central and State governments on March 29 this year. The civic body has also received the second instalment of Rs 4.29 crore for the 24x7 water supply scheme. This was approved on February 28 by the State government.