The Delhi government in its budget 2020-2021 presented in Assembly on 23.03.2020 by Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Manish Sisodia targeted to boost public transport with around 2,500 new buses and expand the metro network. Total outlay of Rs 5,941 proposed for the public transport sector in 2020-2021.
- Rs 900 crore allocated for Delhi Metro’s Phase-4 project.
- This will be in addition to Rs 1,324 crore in revised estimate of 2019-2020 and Rs 200 crore released to DMRC in 2018-2019 for the project.
- Mr. Sisodia said,”the chief minister has guaranteed the largest and cheapest public transport system in Delhi. Under this, the government has a target to make the total fleet of 11,000 buses and to lay 500 km metro line.”
- Towards implementation of the Electric Vehicle Policy, which is approved by the Delhi government last year, the budget set aside Rs 50 crore for the State Electricity Vehicle Fund in 2020-2021.
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