Chandigarh:The UT Administration finds itself in the driving seat with a 9.5 per cent increase in the fund allocation announced by the Finance Minister in the Union Budget for the 2017-18 fiscal on Wednesday.
The UT gets Rs 4,312.40 crore (Capital head – Rs 475 crore and Revenue head – Rs 3,837.40 crore) with a percentage increase of 9.51 over the last year’s original Budget allocation (Rs 4,312.40 crore/Rs. 3,937.79 crore). The UT had demanded Rs 6,151 crore for the current fiscal.
The total Budget allocated in 2016-17 was Rs 3,937.79 crore comprising Rs 444.71 crore under Capital and Rs. 3,493.08 crore under Revenue head.
The fund allocated in the financial year 2016-17 was Rs 3,937.79 crore which was increased to Rs 4,268.75 crore, an increase of 8.40% over the original fund allocated. The bifurcation of the increased allocation was Rs. 200 crore for land acquisition, Rs. 100 crore for Kajauli Waterworks and Rs. 30.96 crore for various objects like wages, supply and material, etc.
RURAL & URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Rs. 260.55 crore has been provided for the improvement of rural as well as urban infrastructure.
The projects involved under rural development are operation and maintenance of rural sewerage network of 13 villages. Providing and rejuvenating drinking water tubwells at Daria, Behlana, Khuda Jassu and Kaimbwala villages. Construction, widening, strengthening and re-carpeting of phirni and approach roads in 13 villages falling under the UT. Street lighting through underground cable.
The intelligent traffic management system gets budgetary approval in the Budget. The projects involved in development of urban infrastructure are construction, widening, strengthening, maintenance of urban roads and national highways falling under the jurisdiction of Chandigarh. The other projects are construction of new UT Secretariat building, construction of cycle tracks, footpaths and way-finding signage system within the city; preservation, restoration and illumination of Capital Complex; replacement of the existing streetlights with LED lights; revitalisation of City Centre, Sector 17; carrying out works of water supply, sewerage and storm water drainage; construction of 66 KV grid substation at Diesel Power House, Sector 26, upgradation of 33 KV substations to 66 KV substations in Sectors 18 and 3; construction of smart grids, replacement of overhead system with underground cables in Sector 8 as a model project; construction of houses for judges in Sector 10 and construction of multi-level parking in Judicial Academy and holistic development of the Punjab and Haryana High Court along with upgradation of courtrooms for various judges.DP
To give a boost to the public transport system, Rs. 24.53 crore has been provided for the purchase of Coronas and TATA make buses and construction of depots. Construction of extension to the ISBT in Sector 43 is also on the cards in the Budget.
Under the energy sector, Rs. 17.70 crore has been provided to ensure uninterrupted and better power supply under the Solar City Programme.
Chandigarh BJP President Sanjay Tandon and others listening to the Budget speech at Kamlam, BJP Office, Sector-33 in Chandigarh on Wednesday.Sanjay Ghildiyal
Gets Rs 4,312 crore against
Rs 6,151 demanded; Rs 475 crore allocated under capital head
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