Budget Highlights 2020-21 – Infrastructure

  • A National Logistics Policy to be released soon to clarify roles of the Union Government, State Governments and key regulators.
  • Single window e-logistics market to be created.
  • Rs.1.7 lakh crore proposed for transport infrastructure in 2020-21.
  • Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and two other packages to be completed by 2023. Chennai-Bengaluru Expressway to be started.
  • Large solar power capacity to be set up alongside rail tracks, on land owned by railways.
  • Four station re-development projects and operation of 150 passenger trains through PPP.
  • More Tejas type trains to connect iconic tourist destinations.
  • 148 km long Bengaluru Suburban transport project at a cost of Rs 18,600 crore to have fared on the metro model. Central Government to provide 20% of equity and facilitate external assistance up to 60% of the project cost.
  • 100 more airports to be developed by 2024 to support the Udaan scheme.
  • “Smart” metering for electricity to be promoted.
  • Rs.22,000 crore proposed for power and renewable energy sector in 2020-21.
  • Expansion of national gas grid from the present 16200 km to 27000 km proposed.

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