Tuesday, July 22, 2014

'Bure Din' for #Kolkata Metro has started

Huge fund allocations were made for Kolkata Metro when Mamata Banerjee, Dinesh Trivedi and Mukul Roy were railway ministers in UPA government. In the railway budgets of 2009-10 and 2010-11, Kolkata Metro got nearly Rs 9,278 crore. But by the end of 2011-12, only about Rs 859.92 crore of this could be spent mainly because of political uncertainty in West Bengal.  In this budget only Rs 500 crore have allocated for the 4 ongoing metro rail projects. In the last rail budget also a paltry sum of Rs 475 crore were allocated for Metro expansion in Kolkata. Acute fund crunch is all set to put a break on the expansion of Kolkata Metro rail.