Consultations are on over National Mobility Card, says Venkaiah Naidu


Chennai: Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu today said counsels were on concerning the National Common Mobility Card, which empowers access to all methods of transport the nation over, by utilizing a solitary card. Noting a question on his service's proposed NCMC, he said talks were on amongst banks and the Railways. "The interview procedure is on," he said here.

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Cooperating with correspondents on board the primary metro train from the airplane terminal here, he said according to the amended calendar, the principal period of Chennai Metro Rail undertaking was liable to be finished by December 2017. A senior Metro Rail official said as a major aspect of endeavors for a typical portability card, the shapes were being worked out with state government offices. Naidu said surges and issues including contractual workers had postponed the Phase I of the Metro Rail Project.

He said once the task's first stage was completely finished, the ridership was required to be 7.75 lakh for every day. "With the opening of the metro line from Little Mount to the air terminal today, Chennai will now have around 19 km of operational metro system out of the aggregate 45 km of Chennai Metro Rail's Project's Phase one," he said.

The principal stage covers Wimco Nagar (expansion) in North Chennai, through Washermenpet Broadway to the air terminal. Naidu said urban areas like Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Dindigul, Thoothkudi, Tiruppur and Erode would take an interest in Round three of Smart Cities by January one year from now.

The Special Purpose Vehicle proposition of Chennai Smart City is liable to be finished soon and a sum of Rs 1,366 crore, other than Rs 1,570 crore for Coimbatore brilliant city venture have been affirmed. He said Tamil Nadu had the most noteworthy number of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) urban communities (33) and that 39 ventures worth Rs 7,082 crore have so far been endorsed for these urban communities. On the single window leeway for lodging ventures mooted by the Center, he said any advancement undertaking would need to be cleared inside 60 days after the accommodation of use.

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