Budgetary allocation for Games raised

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 30 2010, 04:29am hrs
Racing against time to complete work related to the Commonwealth Games, the Delhi government on Thursday enhanced its budgetary allocations by Rs 2,723 crore to Rs 25,760 crore to meet funds shortage for projects such as roads, infrastructure and buses in the city.

A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting chaired by chief minister Sheila Dikshit here.

The government has decided to enhance its plan outlay from Rs 10,000 crore to Rs 11,300 crore in revised estimates for the fiscal year 2009-2010 whereas total budgetary provision for the current year will go up from Rs 23,043 crore to Rs 25,760 crore.

There will be an increase of Rs 1,408 crore in non-plan outlay and an increase of Rs 9 crore in centrally sponsored projects, finance ministerof Delhi A K Walia i said.