Budget 2014: Rs 100 crore for metros in Ahmedabad, Lucknow
New Delhi: The government is setting aside Rs.100 crore to set up Metro projects in Ahmedabad and Lucknow, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.
These will come up under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
The government will also encourage metro rail systems including light rail in PPP mode, the minister said while presenting the annual budget in parliament.
"Urban metro projects have proven to be very useful in decongesting large cities. For two million plus cities, planning of metro projects must begin now," he said.