has further proposed to establish regulatory authority to monitor
work of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) - build capacity in research,
planning, HRD - facilitated by States, strengthening of fiscal
standing of ULBs through improved revenue collection, expense
management, budgetary allocations and developing Municipal Bond
Markets by providing suitable tax incentives to
Rehabilitation of slums and creation of affordable housing inventory with rental housing facilities for various income groups at city outskirts and improvement in quality of life in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities by maintaining and developing recreation facilities and public parks needs to be prioritized.
Other issues include development of green-field integrated smart cities along industrial corridors such as DMIC, upgradation of civic amenities, health services, urban transport and inter-city connectivity for Tier II cities, innovation in public transport through intelligent transportation systems incorporating vehicle telematics to reduce commuting time and integration of Disaster Management Systems and a comprehensive Risk Management Framework into Urban Planning, with periodic audits.
said development of suitable framework for people public private
partnership (PPPP) in urban infrastructure projects to enhance
efficiency in delivery of urban services and effective use Indian
Railways' urban land banks to set up Central business districts with
facilities for holding conventions and exhibitions, transportation
hubs, affordable housing and shopping centers are must.