The budget for the Delhi government includes three double decker flyovers
On Wednesday, Kailash Gahlot, the finance minister for Delhi, presented the projected 2023–24 budget of 78,800 crores. The Aap administration has suggested spending 320 cr to build three double-decker flyovers among other programs.
Double decker flyover: what is it?
The suggested design places the Metro rail on the top level and the cars on the lower deck. According to official estimates, these flyovers have been built in a manner that would help taxpayers save around 121 crore rupees.
Which routes are these double-decker flyovers intended to cover?
The three double-decker flyovers proposed, according to the budget paper presented to the state legislative assembly, would run from:
1) Yamuna Vihar to Bhajanpura
2) Crossroads from Azadpur to Rani Jhansi
3) Pul Prahaladpur to Saket.
The budget for transportation in Delhi
The famous phrase by Colombian economist Gustavo Petro, "A developed nation is not a place where the poor have vehicles; it is a place where the affluent utilize public transit," was used by state finance minister Gahlot in his address about the budget.
The government of Delhi, headed by Arvind Kejriwal, announced plans to build 26 new flyover, underpass, and bridge projects around the city. They include initiatives like the elevated road at Najafgarh Phirni and the Barapullah Phase 3 flyovers from Punjabi Bagh to Raja Garden and Sarai Kale Khan to Mayur Vihar.
For projects including roads and bridges, FM Gahlot suggested an overall budget of 3,126 Crore.
The budget report states that there are 300 electric buses among the 7,379 vehicles now operating in Delhi. According to FM Gahlot, Delhi would have 1900 electric buses by the end of 2023, reducing yearly CO2 emissions by 1.07 lac tonnes.