MUMBAI (Metro rail News): The first budget of the Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray government introduced in the assembly on Friday, that provides a boost to the development of infrastructure in the state by proposing an outlay of around Rs 30,000 cr.
In which for the various metro projects in the state allocates Rs 1,657 cr, in 2020-21 budget. Under Pune metro, Maan-Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar route there are 2 new lines that are Shivajinagar to Shevalewadi and Maan to Pirangut would be completed along with the new Pune Metro line from Vanaz-Ramwadi would also be expanded by extending the line from Vanaz-Chandani chowk and Ramwadi-Wagholi.
Nagpur Metro rail allocates Rs 245.34 cr for the financial year 2020-21 that includes Rs 44.55 cr as equity and Rs 200.79 cr as sub-ordinate debt. This would help in facilitating the Nagpur Metro project.
MLA from Baramati in Pune stated that “The length of the Pune metro from Pimpri to Chinchwad to Swargate will be increased and extended from Swargate to Katraj and Pimpri to Chinchwad to Nigdi. More funds would be provided this year than the amount last 5 years for Pune metro.
₹2,100 crores to be set aside for women’s safety
Minister Ajit Pawar stressed the importance of women’s safety and pledged an amount of ₹2,100 crores for the Women and Child Welfare development department.
“For us, women’s safety is of utmost priority. One all-women’s police station will be started in every district,” he said.
The Minister added that the government will take measures to ensure that sanitary napkins are made available to every girl in every secondary school in the State.
On the infrastructural front, a 170-km ring road has been proposed at Pune. “We will start land acquisition and complete it in four years. Maharashtra will only pay for land acquisition whereas the construction cost will be borne by Centre,” said Mr. Pawar.
He said that all roads leading up to major markets in every city in Maharashtra will be revamped, and an amount of ₹1,000 crore has been proposed for this.
Two new Metro lines in Pune and expansion of existing proposed Metro lines have also been proposed, and for this, more funds have been set aside for Pune Metro than previous years, he said.