The decision to improve urban services, particularly urban transport, which is the engine of growth in cities and towns, will cost Rs.6, 300 crore.

According to the statement, a minimum of 2,000 buses will be earmarked for the hill states including the north eastern states, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

The financial support for ancillary infrastructure components under the programme would be a maximum Rs.20 crore for cities with million plus population and Rs. 1 crore and above for smaller cities, the statement said.


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