22 Mar 2023

Delhi Budget 2023: Major Focus On Infra, Education, Health

New Delhi: The Delhi budget 2023 was presented by finance minister Kailash Gahlot in the Delhi Assembly on Wednesday.

Delhi government today tabled the Rs 78,800-crore budget, with a major push on infrastructure, education, and health. 

Kailash Gehlot said, 'We have changed the face of Delhi in 8 years. During this, 28 fly overs have been made and the middleman rule has been ended. Metro network has been doubled in Delhi. Network increased by 193 km. This budget is necessary for Delhi as we are hosting the G-20. This budget is dedicated for clean, beautiful and modern Delhi.

Every govt school will get 20 new computers

Rs 16,575 crore has been given in the budget for the education sector. Government schools and teachers will be given new tablets. Every government school will be given 20 new computers. French, German, Japanese and Spanish will also be taught in schools.

Delhi will get 1600 electric buses 

Rs 3500 crore has been given to upgrade public transport. Delhi will get 1600 electric buses by the end of this year. By 2025, there will be more than 10 thousand buses in city transport. 80% of these buses will be electric.

 3 ISBTs, 2 multi-level bus depots to be built

The existing 57 bus depots will also be electrified. The AAP government also plans to create three world-class inter-state bus terminals and procure 1,600 new electric buses. Besides, 2 multi-level bus depots and 9 new bus depots will be built. 

2180 Electric Mohalla Buses will be run in Delhi. It will connect far-flung areas with the transport system.

9 new hospitals are being built, number of beds will more than double

Rs 9,742 crore has been given in the budget for health.  9 new hospitals are being built, out of which 4 will become operational this year itself. The number of beds in the hospital will increase from 14 thousand to 30 thousand.

450 free tests in Mohalla Clinics

Hundred new Mahila Mohalla clinics will be opened. In the Mohalla clinics run by the Delhi government, 450 tests will be free of cost now. Earlier, this number was 250. Delhi government will also start new Mohalla clinics at metro stations.  

All three garbage mountains will be cleaned

Within 2 years all the three garbage mountains of Delhi will be cleaned. Okhla dumping yard by December 2023, Bhalswa dumping yard by March 2024 and Ghazipur dumping yard by December 2024. For this, a loan of Rs 850 crore will be given to MCD. 

Cleaning Yamuna

Gahlot said that special emphasis would be given to cleaning Yamuna. In the budget, he outlined a 6-point action plan to clean Yamuna.

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