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Union Budget 2021: Highway boost to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Bengal, Assam by FM Nirmala Sitharamnan

New Delhi : All eyes are on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as she is presenting the Union Budget 2021-22 today, at a time when India is battling the Covid-19 crisis. The budget will be presented at 11am in Parliament. The Union Budget comes at a time when India is battling the coronavirus pandemic and the economy is reeling under the aftereffects of the lockdown.

More economic corridors being planned to boost road infrastructure: FM
“For 2022, I propose a sharp increase in capital expenditure at 5.54 lakh crore, from Rs 4.39 lakh crore in 2021. More economic corridors being planned to boost road infrastructure,” FM Sitharaman added

Aim to complete 11,000 km of national highway infrastructure this year: FM Sitharaman
“Government aims to complete 11,000 km of national highway infrastructure this year,” FM Sitharaman said.

Highway works proposed:
3,500 km corridor in Tamil Nadu
1,100 km in Kerala at investment of Rs 65,000 cr
675 km in West Bengal at a cost of Rs 95,000 cr
1,300 km in Assam in the next 3 years

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