Delhi Metro Given Grant of Over Rs 400 Crore in Union Budget 2019
File Photo of Delhi Metro's magenta line. (Photo Credits: IANS)

New Delhi, Jul 5: 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. Union Budget 2019 Speech by Nirmala Sitharaman: Increase In Petrol, Diesel Prices, No Change in Income Tax Slabs Among Highlights of India's First Woman Full Time FM's Maiden Budget.

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. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation sources in February after presentation of the Interim Budget 2019-20 had said, the grant had been given for work on Noida and Ghaziabad sections of the network. Union Budget 2019 Key Highlights: Nirmala Sitharaman’s Maiden Budget Advocates Push for Agrarian Sector, Women Empowerment & Education; Here’s the Full List.

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.