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Interim Budget 2019: Many infra beginnings for BJP, finish line still far

In his maiden budget, then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley committed 8,500 km of highways during 2014-15 with a cumulative investment of Rs 37,880 crore in both national highways and state roads

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Interim Budget 2019  |  Bjp  |  Arun Jaitley

Shreya Jai Shine Jacob & Megha Manchanda  |  New Delhi 

infrastructure, road

In 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rode to power with the promise of “ensuring a basic level of to all — home, electricity, water and toilets” in its manifesto. Infrastructure, including roads, rural electrification, urban power reforms, increased air connectivity, and operational turnaround of railways have been the key focus areas of the Union budgets presented since then.

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First Published: Fri, January 25 2019. 00:30 IST