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Budget 2014-15: Rs 100 crore for metros in Ahmedabad, Lucknow

These will come up under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

twitter-logo IANS   New Delhi     Last Updated: July 10, 2014  | 19:59 IST

The government is setting aside Rs.100 crore to set up Metro projects in Ahmedabad and Lucknow, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday.

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These will come up under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. BUDGET SPEECH:Full text | Video

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."

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