Delhi Budget: Road fix to be major thrust area, says Kejriwal

Economic survey Delhi per capita income almost 3 times of national average economy set to grow at 11.22 pct

In education which accounts for 26% of the total budget allocation, the government proposes to build 12,748 classrooms and 30 new schools.

The government also gave Rs 6,903 crore to the local bodies, which is 13 per cent of the total budget and 9.88 per cent higher over 2017-18's allocations.

Sisodia also termed the budget a "Green Budget", with a promise of round-the-year, real-time pollution study.

Sisodia announced 50 per cent concession in registration of CNG cars, and said solar panels will be installed over 16 km cycle track. There is also subsidy for restaurants who will use electricity or gas-based tandoors.

"This has benefitted 37.28 lakh consumers (82.84 percent) of the total 45 lakh domestic category consumers in Delhi", he said presenting the progress report of the Power department.

In what could be the first such endeavour in the country, the Delhi government on Thursday presented a "green budget", which is aimed at controlling pollution, and involves a number of programmes that are meant to be rolled out in a time-bound manner.

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He said they have made skill centre having capacity to accommodate 1000 students.

Also, Rs 1,500 crore has been allocated for infrastructure development of unauthorised colonies across the city and Rs 10 crore has been earmarked for starting self-defence classes for girl students of government schools. It is 19.45 per cent more than the revised budget estimate of Rs 44,370 crore for the previous financial year.

Rs 100 crore allocated for free WiFi scheme. "It is very odd that the Aam Aadmi Party in every budget claimed that 1500 new buses would be added to the "Delhi Transport Corporation" fleet, 1000 Mohalla Clinics would be established, CCTV cameras will be setup and free Wi-Fi would be provided but nothing came on the ground", he said.

The government has proposed to launch a universal health insurance scheme with an outlay of Rs100 crore.

Attacking the budget, BJP Delhi Chief Manoj Tiwari said: "From working on pollution control to ration distribution, this budget seems concentrating on privatizing the services".

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee has described the Delhi budget as hollow with manipulated statistics, which has not fulfilled the aspirations of the people of Delhi.

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