President Ram Nath Kovind in his joint address to the parliament before the start of monsoon session said that two crore homes will be built in the next three years under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna i.e. PMAY.
The President also talked about offering women a priority in property registration of the dwelling units that are being constructed under the PMAY Scheme in the rural areas.
The Narendra Modi-led NDA Government introduced this scheme in June 2015 with the aim to for ‘Housing to All’ by 2022. This flagship programme is structured in PMAY (Urban) and PMAY (Rural).
President Kovind was quoted saying, under this scheme, nearly two crore new houses will be built in the villages during the next three years. He also stressed on the urban transport infrastructure to cater to present and future requirements and quoted saying while developing infrastructure, attention is also being given to address the challenges posed by pollution.
While talking about the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), the President said that the facility of ‘One Nation, One Card’ has been launched to realize the dream of seamless mobility.
Earlier in March this year, PM Modi launched the indigenously-developed NCMC to enable people to pay multiple kinds of transport charges, including metro services and toll tax, across the country.
This scheme is dubbed as One Nation One Card and the inter-operable transport card would allow the holders to pay for their bus travel, toll taxes, parking charges, retail shopping and even withdraw money.
The President further said that the government is developing a transport system, which is not only fast and safe, but also environment-friendly.
At the same, President was quoted saying, for this, special emphasis is given to public transport. The metro rail network is being expanded rapidly in several cities.