– Relaunced with Nine Additional Categories Specefic to COVID-19
- More then 12 crore people Participated in Swachh Survekshan 2020
New Delhi: The overall investment in Urban transformation is up by 627% during the last 6 years of 2014-2021 as compared to the period between 2004-2014. The amount spent on creating and upgrading urban infrastructure and ensuring ease of living for the citizens is Rs 12 lakh crore(approx) compared to a mere Rs 1.5 lakh crore during 2004-14. The Missions under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs played a stellar role during the Covid-19 pandemic and implemented several measures to ensure Nation’s fight against the pandemic and ensure ease of living for the citizens.
National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) coordinated with around 50 thousand SHGs for preparing and supplying about 7 Crore Masks, over 3 lakh liters Sanitizers and 2 lakh PPE kits. The Mission also ensured free supply of 3 meals a day in Shelters for Urban Homeless to over 1 lakh homeless, including migrants. SHGs’also organized community kitchens in 14 States to provide food to about 60 thousand persons each day during lockdown.
SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILING OF PM SVANIDHI BENEFICIARIES FOR EXTENDING BENEFITS OF VARIOUS CENTRAL SCHEMES FOR THEIR HOLISTIC SOCIO-ECONOMIC UPLIFTMENT
50 LAKH STREET VENDORS TO BENEFIT UNDER PM SVANIDHI SCHEME–MORE THAN 33.6 LAKH LOAN APPLICATIONS RECEIVED—17.3 LAKH LOANS SANCTIONED & MORE CLOSE TO 12.7 LAKH LOANS DISBURSED
AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING COMPLEXES AS A SUB-SCHEME LAUNCHED UNDER PMAY-U TO PROVIDE EASE OF LIVING TO URBAN MIGRANTS. MORE THAN 1.09 CRORE HOUSES SANCTIONED UNDER PMAY SO FAR- CONSTRUCTION IN DIFFERENT STAGES IN MORE THAN 70 LAKH HOUSES, 40 LAKH HOUSES DELIVERED
702 KMS METRO NETWORK OPERATIONAL IN 18 CITIES & BEING EXTENDED TO 27 CITIES – RECORD 85 LAKH DAILY RIDERSHIP ACHIEVED(PRE-COVID), ATMA NIRBHAR BHARAT – ORDERS FOR MORE THAN 1,000 METRO/RRTS COACHES BAGGED BY COMPANIES BASED IN INDIA, SPECIFICATIONS ISSUED FOR METROLITE &METRONEO-SUITABLE FOR SMALLER CITIES
NATIONAL COMMON MOBILITY CARD LAUNCHED TO FACILITATE LARGE SCALE INDIGENOUS PRODUCTION OF DEBIT/ CREDIT CARDS EQUIPMENTS-NCMC FULLY OPERATIONALISED ON DMRC’S AIRPORT EXPRESS LINE
FIRST FULLY AUTOMATED DRIVERLESS TRAIN ON DELHI METRO’S MAGENTA LINE -TO ELIMINATE POSSIBILITY OF HUMAN ERROR & PROVIDE OPERATIONAL FLEXIBILITY
13TH URBAN MOBILITY INDIA CONFERENCE ON “EMERGING TRENDS IN URBAN MOBILITY” ORGANISED ON VIRTUAL PLATFORM-GLOBAL PARTICIPATION OF MORE THAN 1000 EXPERTS, AROUND 60,000 REAL ESTATE PROJECTS & 46,000 REAL ESTATE AGENTS REGISTERED
Smart City Mission in time of Covid
The Smart City Mission, another initiative by the ministry, ensured that the smart cities remain in the forefront in leveraging technology to manage the Covid crisis.
More than 50 smart cities transformed their Integrated Control and Command Centres (ICCCs) into COVID-19 war rooms to enable collaboration with various government departments dealing with COVID response particularly Bangalore, Pune, Indore, Agra, Varanasi and Surat.
A model COVID War room was developed in Bengaluru Smart City in 24 hours. Integrated dashboards were developed in cities of Pune, Agra, Varanasi, Surat, Bengaluru for effective decision-making, monitoring COVID hotspots, medical infrastructure, tracking the movement of goods and services and managing lockdown.
Smart cities like Surat, Pune, Nagpur, Agra and Chennai leveraged web-based/mobile applications for contact tracing and also for tracking and monitoring virus-infected persons.
Meanwhile, Kanpur, Gwalior, Indore and Agra leveraged their ICCCs for two-way communication with dedicated lines for telemedicine and counselling of infected patients.
Smart Cities leveraged smart communication infrastructure and Drones to manage lockdown and monitor social distancing in public spaces more effectively.