According to the bank document, Amritsar and Ludhiana have piped water supply, sewerage systems and green spaces projects supported under AMRUT. Both cities are Smart Cities under the SCM. In Amritsar, this includes interventions such as BRTS corridor, piped gas, water supply, solar roofing, SMART roads, etc. Amritsar also has ongoing initiatives to strengthen e-Governance, urban planning, project management and municipal staffing, shift to double-entry based accrual accounting, implement SBM, a JICA-supported Sewerage Project and a HRIDAY scheme on conservation of culturally important public spaces. Ludhiana has ongoing urban infrastructure programs through SCM, including e-Governance, smart ICT works, placemaking, sanitation and waste management, and integrated central command control center. It includes creating a Comprehensive Environmental Management Information System and Environmental Improvement Measures for Amritsar and Ludhiana to mitigate air pollution, reduce congestion, promote non-motorized transport, promote clean fuels, improve air quality monitoring systems, promote treatment and recycling of water, increase ground water recharge by increasing pervious areas, and reduce contamination of natural drains by closing discharge points.
The World Bank aims to respond to GoP’s request to support its ongoing and planned programs in water supply in Amritsar and Ludhiana, through a holistic Program that addresses systemic issues in urban governance and finance that hinder effective and sustainable service delivery, as well as improves water infrastructure and services.
Program interventions will target three areas of improvement:
a) Sustainable urban finances through (i) improving OSRs, (ii) development of Capital Investment Plans and strengthening of public investment management systems; (iii) establishment and operationalization of municipal asset management systems; (iv) strengthening local public financial management systems.
b) More accountable and effective urban governance through (i) establishment of performance baselines and adoption of performance targets in select service delivery areas; (ii) development and operationalization of eGovernance action plans; (iii) strengthening of municipal cadre in associated skills and competences; and (iv) introduction of social accountability tools like social audits, report cards and scorecards
c) Improved water supply services through (i) establishment of city-based ring-fenced water and wastewater entities; (ii) improved design, construction, O&M of WTPs and distribution networks, delivery of services and collection of tariffs with the support of capable private sector operators; (iii) expansion of coverage and service delivery hours through investments in distribution networks, storage networks and WTPs that use surface water sources; (iv) reduction of NRW; etc.
World Bank (250 million)
Government (90 milloin)
Name:Balakrishna Menon Parameswaran
Designation:Lead Urban Specialist
Role:Team Leader(ADM Responsible)T
elephone No :5220+85850
Name:Srinivasa Rao Podipireddy
Designation:Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist
Telephone No :5785+47662
Name:Yarissa Lyngdoh Sommer
Designation:Sr Urban Spec.
Telephone No :5720+13660
Ludhiana Municipal Corporation
Contact :Kanwalpreet Brar
Telephone No :916164085003
Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company
Contact :Ajoy Sharma
Telephone No :919646200021
Amritsar Municipal Corporation (AMC)
Contact :Harbir Singh
Telephone No :91183-250233
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