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Union Budget 2018: Govt allocates Rs 1014.09 crore for Northeast aviation infrastructure

02 February, 2018, 13:46 | Author: Samuel Sharp
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The Delhi government was given Rs 449.99 crore as central assistance in the Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha.

Arun Jaitley said that 18,000 km of doubling, third and fourth line works and 5,000 kilometers of gauge conversion would augment capacity and transform nearly the entire network into broad gauge.


However, PM Modi has also assured that his government will take decisions to fulfil their needs and aspirations in Union Budget. Ltd. and declared that all stations with over 25,000 footfall per day would be provided with escalators. The minister also said that 4,000 km of railway network is set to be commissioned for electrification. He allocates Rs 12 crore for this flagship programme, Rs 600 crore nutritional support to TB patients and one govt medical college for every 3 parliamentary constituencies by upgrading 24 district-level colleges. "The Airports Authority of India has 124 airports".

Announcing a series of benefits for senior citizens, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the exemption limit on income from interest for them has been raised five times to Rs50,000 per year. In Bengaluru, a suburban network of approximately 160 km at an estimated cost of Rs 17,000 crore is being planned to cater to the growing demand of the city. He said regional connectivity scheme of UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik), which would ensure that even those wearing "chappals" will be able to fly, has also been initiated to connect 56 unserved airports and 31 unserved helipads, and operations had already started at 16 airports.

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