Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC)
BMC is executing various development works of the town under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The renewal and renovation works include water supply, sanitation, drainage, solid waste management, construction and repair of water course, construction of link roads, broadening of existing roads, construction of overpass, building and developing bus and truck terminals, environment decontamination, development of play grounds and community halls, arrangement of biomedical waste management and so on.
Under various projects, a total of Rs 50923.62 lacs are be spent on the beautification and development of the town. These urban development projects include laying/ improvement/ widening of arterial, sub-arterial roads, intersection, flyovers, parking, bus and goods terminal and urban transport with a budget of Rs 35785.62 lacs, provision of civic amenities and development of play grounds, community center and stadium with a cost of Rs 700 lacs, construction of social infrastructure like night shelter, working women hostel and old age shelter with a cost of Rs 800 lacs, environment improvement and city beautificaition like garden, lake conservation and plantation with a fund of Rs 1250 lacs and slum rehabilitation/ relocation with Rs 12, 388 lacs.
For renewal of old city, BMC has taken up development and construction of parking lots on top priority. The reason: an intense rise in number of vehicles in the town following economic liberalization. The business center of Bhopal, old city has the busiest market place, narrow roads, encroachment and unorganized traffic management and proper parking facilities is expected to redress the problem to the core.
BMC is in the process of providing parking lots at key places to avoid on street parking which reduces the effective road width. Various proposals are being formulated near commercial centers and hubs.
Besides developing road network for projected 12-14 lacs vehicles in the city in future, BMC is planning to provide bottlenecks at intersections. Also, there is a proposal to upgrade urban transport, the backbone of which is public transport. Currently, around 600 minibuses, 2500 IPT (Auto Rickshaw) and tempos cater to public transport need for a population of 20 lacs people.
BMC has proposal for slum improvement and rehabilitation as well. Most of these shanties are located on hillocks and Lake Periphery and have been categorized mainly as encroachments on Government land, encroachment on private land and settlements developed by private developers. Some of them were covered under slum Improvement Project, have piped sewage, asphalt roads, walkways, piped water supply and other small undertakings like community toilets, hand pumps and road culverts.
By rehabilitation, as many as 10,800 dwelling units will be developed/ shifted with a cost of around Rs 12, 388 lacs.