Budget 2018: Jaitley Reduces Metro Projects Allocation By 20%
During the past one year, to better the connectivity, many Metro projects have been announced across the country. However, in the Union Budget 2018-19, these projects have been given an allocation of Rs 15,000 crore, 20 per cent lower than the allocation for the 2017-18 fiscal. Moreover, there has been no bifurcation of the outlay. What impact will this have on the under-construction Metro projects? Will the states be able to implement these projects in the set timeline?