Date of Post: 2 Feb, 2019
New Delhi: The Delhi Metro has been given a grant of Rs 414.70 crore in the Union Budget 2019-20 as against Rs 50 crore in the last fiscal. Finance Minister Piyush Goyal shared the details while presenting the Interim Budget in Parliament.
- The grant has been given for work on Noida and Ghaziabad sections of the network, according to the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) sources.
- The Delhi Metro’s current operational span is 327 km with 236 stations.
- The last section of the DMRC made operational on December 31 last year – the 9.7 km Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 corridor of the Pink Line, directly connected south and east Delhi on the rapid transit network.
- Budget 2019-
- The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has been allocated Rs 17,713.93 crore for executing metro projects across the country, which was Rs 14,264.60 crore in the previous Budget.
- The DMRC has been given a grant of Rs 414.70 crore as against Rs 50 crore in 2018-19.
- The government has set aside Rs 19,152 crore for Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) as against the previous Budget’s allocation of Rs 15,000 crore.
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