100 crore a year ...
an impact on the entire city fabric and the citizens, Bhatt says.
Most of the cities selected in the first round were those whichhave had a good track record in the execution of the JnNURM scheme, the non-JnNURM cities have struggled to compete and win. Interestingly, Karnal is also a non-JnNURM city. About Gurgaon, Noida and Greater Noida not making the cut, experts say that a huge amount of money can in any case be pumped by the private sector for their development; and these cities can develop on their own because of their access to private capital. The state and Central governments should, therefore, concentrate on lending a helping hand to cities without the capacity to generate private capital.
The listing of cities has been done by the respective state governments and the scheme attempts to take care of the basics first, such as requirement of pan city solutions, water and power supply, provide for renewable energy options etc, says Jagan Shah, director, National Institute of Urban Affairs.
Also, the fact that some cities have been selected and others such as Gurgaon, Noida, Greater Noida have not does not mean that they cannot make