FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, Aug 10: The capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong is one among the 25 cities of the country to have prepared Comprehensive Mobility Plans (CMP). The CMP is based on origin and destition flow of traffic, identifying major traffic corridors and feeder corridors, land use which in turn would assist in proper urban planning. The CMPs are subsequently made part of City Master Plans.
Minister of State for Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Rao Inderjit Singh, in a written reply in Lok Sabha today stated that 25 cities from eight states prepared CMPs with central assistance. Ministry of Urban Development assists up to 80 percent of cost of preparation of CMPs.
In Kartaka, 14 cities that came out with CMPs are: Tumkur, Davagere, Shimoga, Mangalore, Mysuru, Belgaum, Ballary, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwar, Bidar, Chitradurga, Bijapur, Hospet and Raichur.
Five cities with CMPs in Punjab are : Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Pathankot and Patiala.
Other such cities are: Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Kalyan-Dombivili (Maharashtra), Gangtok (Sikkim), Shillong (Meghalaya), Agartala (Tripura) and Jaipur (Rajasthan).