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 Nirmala Sitharaman shared the details while presenting the Budget in Parliament on Friday.
- The Delhi Metro‘s current operational span is 342 km with 250 stations.
- The last section of the DMRC made operational was on March 8 — 6.6-km Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section, an extension of the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line.
- After presentation of the Interim Budget 2019-20 in February DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) sources had said, the grant had been given for work on Noida and Ghaziabad sections of the network.
- The network has now crossed the boundaries of Delhi to reach NOIDA and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Bahadurgarh and Ballabhgarh in Haryana.
- 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 14,864.60 crore in the revised Budget of the previous fiscal.
- The government has set aside Rs 19,152 crore for Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) as against the previous Budget’s allocation of Rs 15,600 crore.