PM Modi calls for decentralization of city planning, says it should be done at state level

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for the “decentralization” of city planning saying that planning should be done at state level.
The Prime Minister added that with the development of satellite cities, the pressure on cities will decrease. Addressing a conference of the BJP Council of Mayors and Deputy Mayors in Gujarat via video conference, Prime Minister Modi said: “Urban planning has been given prominence in this year’s budget. urban planning should be decentralized. There should be state level urban planning, not everything can be done from Delhi. There are many satellite towns in the country which are developing around major cities. Work needs to be done. be done to strategically develop the satellite towns. Only then will the pressure on the towns reduce”.
The Prime Minister also praised the conduct of the conference and said it has “a major role to play in shaping India’s urban development roadmap for the next 25 years during Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav “.
Prime Minister Modi reminded mayors of the responsibility to work from the bottom up.
“Our country trusts the BJP. It is the responsibility of all mayors to work from the bottom up. Better facilities must be provided and growth must be well planned,” he said.
The Prime Minister remembered former Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was once a member of the Municipality of Ahmedabad and said the work done by him is still respected.
“Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was once a member of the Municipality of Ahmedabad. He had also ruled Ahmedabad as Mayor. After that start, he became Deputy Prime Minister. municipality is always remembered with respect. We will follow his path for a better India and work for its development. All mayors must follow Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Prayas,” he said. (ANI)