The Telangana government has approved to cover 35 urban local bodies (ULBs) under Mission Bhagiratha. These ULBs consist of five municipal corporations and 30 municipalities. Of these 35 newly added areas, 10 cities are also covered under the Centre’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Therefore, these 10 cities will also get a 50 per cent grant from the Centre for the projects. Further, for all the 35 cities, the costs of power, consumables, repairs and manpower are to be borne by the ULBs themselves. The Rs 44.03 billion project, which is divided into three packages, has been accorded administrative sanction by the state government.