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Delhi Metro Given Grant of Over Rs 400 Crore in Budget 2019

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher

In the Union Budget 2019-20, the Delhi Metro has been given a grant of Rs. 414.70 crore against Rs. 50 crore in the last financial year. 

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has shared the details while presenting the Interim Budget in Parliament. According to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) sources, the grant has been given for work on Noida and Ghaziabad sections of the network. 

However, the Delhi Metro's current operational span is 327 km with 236 stations. The last section of the DMRC made operational on December 31 which is 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. 

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has been allocated Rs. 17,713.93 crore for executing metro projects across the country, which was Rs. 14,264.60 crore in the earlier budget. 

Interestingly, now the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation 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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