Delhi Budget: 7 highlights

Written by Express news service | New Delhi | Updated: Jul 19 2014, 16:37pm hrs
Arun JaitleyFinance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced a power subsidy of Rs 260 crore for domestic users in Delhi Budget.
The absence of any new taxes and a power subsidy of Rs 260 crore for domestic users were some of the sops announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who presented the

Rs 36,776-crore budget for Delhi which is under Presidents rule on Friday in Parliament. The main focus areas of the budget included health, transport and education.

Here are the highlights:


* Subsidy of 1.20 per unit up to 200 units and 80 paisa per unit for the slab 201-400 units will be extended to domestic consumers. A provision of Rs 260 crore is proposed

* NDMC area to be developed as a solar city

2. Health

* A multi-specialty hospital for South Delhi

* One-Stop centre for rehabilitation of sexual assault victims in each district

3. Education

* 20 new schools

* A new School of Planning, Architecture and Design in East Delhi under GGSIP University

4. Social Security & Welfare

* No. of beneficiaries under Pension to Senior Citizens up from 3.9 lakh to 4.3 lakh. Plan outlay to increase from Rs 538 crore in 2013-14 to Rs 600 crore

* Six working womens hostels

5. Housing & Urban Development

* Toilet facilities for slum dwellers. Plan outlay increased from Rs 17 crore in 2013-14 to Rs 35 crore in 2014-15

* Piped water supply, sewerage in unauthorised colonies

6. Water Supply

* Renuka Dam a priority

* About 500 ATMs with ground water/tanker services

* Sanitation and control of pollution in the Yamuna

* STP at Pappan Kalan, Nilothi, Yamuna Vihar and Delhi Gate to be commissioned. This will increase the sewerage treatment capacity from 604 MGD to 684 MGD

7. Transport

* 1,380 semi-low floor buses to be procured by DTC. Private sector corporate operators will add 400 new cluster buses

* Single carriageway flyovers at intersections to be made dual carriageway flyovers