Gujarat budget: Rs 597 crore for three smart cities
Ahmedabad once again cornered the lion’s share of funds in the budget. The government has allocated Rs 597 cr under the Smart City Mission for Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara. The government allocated Rs 60 crore for a subordinate loan for the Metro project in Ahmedabad. Apart from flyovers, cities have got allocations to improve connectivity . The Ahmedabad-Bagodara-Rajkot six-laning project finally got an allocation of Rs 50 crore in the budget. This will speed up transportation between Ahmedabad and Saurashtra and North Gujarat and Saurashtra.
The government allocated Rs 225 crore for automated super sucker machines and other equipment for all municipal corporations and district headquarters, to ensure that no safai worker is exposed to health hazards. The government also announced four new shelter homes for orphans–one each in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot.Gujarat budget: Despite shortfall of over Rs 6.6 thousand crore, Rs 11.8 thousand crore hike.