NEW DELHI, INDIA (Metro Rail News): On Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Shri Manish Sisodia presented the state budget with an outlay of Rs. 69,000 Crore for 2021-22 in the assembly. In this budget, he proposed an outlay of Rs. 9,394 Crore for the Public Transport, Road, Bridges in this year. About 13% of the total state budget would be dedicated to the enhancement of road and public transport infrastructure this year.
The Government had set a target to increase the number of buses in the city’s fleet of public to 11,000. “To promote the e-bus in the public transport sector, the government is preparing to bring 1,300 e-buses on the roads. Of this, tenders have been put in place for 300 DTC e- buses and they will hit the roads by December this year” Says Deputy CM.
A 50 Crore allocated for the extension of the Ashram Flyover to the DND Flyover by December 2021. In addition to 7 stretches, all preparations had been made for the beautification of 500 Km of roads. For this, an outlay of Rs. 500 Crore was allocated to streetscaping and beautification of roads.
“To make bus travel a wonderful experience, the construction of 1,397 bus queue shelters is being undertaken. To promote a spirit of personal independence among women of Delhi, the government had provided the facility of free travel to women in DTC and cluster buses from October 2019 and the facility will continue in 2021-22” says Manish Sisodia.