Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman allots Rs 95,000 crore for construction of roads in West Bengal
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a huge budget for the up-gradation of West Bengal. Nirmala Sitharaman announced an allocation of Rs 95,000 crore for road development in West Bengal.
On Monday (February 1), the finance minister presented the union budget on transport. On the same day, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that 675 km highway will be in West Bengal. Kolkata and Siliguri roads are also included in the budget.
Announcing the budget allocated for road infrastructure, FM Sithraman outlay Rs 1.18 Lakh Crore for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
Finance Minister also announced plans to invest Rs 1.03 lakh crore for 3,500 km of national highway works in Tamil Nadu.
Finance Minister also announced national highway work of more than Rs 34000 crore covering 300 kms in the fiscal year 2021-2022.
Another Rs 65,000 crore was allotted for 1,500 km of national highway work in Kerala - the coastal state which would also go to polls along with Bengal, Assam, and Tamil Nadu.