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AAP Grants Rs. 500 Crore for Delhi Metro Project

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher
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In the budget presented on Tuesday, the Delhi government has allocated Rs. 500 crore to fourth phase of the metro project. The project has been a subject of disagreement between the AAP and Centre. 

The project of 104-km-long Metro Phase-IV was estimated to be completed by 2021 after Delhi government's in-principle approval. It is yet to begin despite the cabinet's approval. 

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, "The government has approved the proposal of Phase-IV of Delhi Metro Project comprising six corridors with the length of 103.93 km. With the completion of the Phase-IV project, the total length of the Delhi Metro network will become 453.93 km."  

Manish Sisodia presented a Rs. 60,000 crore budget for the year 2019-20 in Delhi Assembly. He laid emphasis on the education, health and transport sectors. 

Earlier this month, AAP had accused the Centre of giving a "step-motherly treatment" to Delhi in the Union Budget, claiming that the government had made "no provision" for the project. 

The Delhi Metro had been given a grant of Rs. 414.70 crore in the Union Budget 2019-20 which is against Rs. 50 crore in the last financial year. 

AAP government had cleared the Phase-IV project in December last year and sent it to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. 

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