Bhopal, September 4, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan): Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Rs. 12 thousand crore will be spent to strengthen urban infrastructure in the state. he urged real estate sector to cooperative with the government in constructing houses for the poor. Mr. Chouhan said that along with development of cities, it is also necessary to conserve humanity and environment. It is the identity of the city. Mr. Chouhan was speaking at a discussion organised by a newspaper group on issues pertaining to Smart City here today.
Mr. Chouhan said that several discrepancies have increased due to adoption of Western model of development. He said that during development of cities it should be kept in view that cities have culture of their own, which is their identity. Mr. Chouhan said that 10 lakh houses for the rural poor and 5 lakh houses for the urban poor will be constructed during next 3 years. He said that such a policy is under consideration that the urban poor should have at least land to construct houses.
This is a challenging task in which cooperation of private sector will be needed. He said that suitable policy will also be chalked out for construction of high-rise buildings. Single-window system for facilities to builders will be made more effective and guidelines of collector rate will also be considered. MP Mr. Alok Sanjar, MLA Mr. Vishwas Sarang and officers were also present on the occasion.