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4-fold rise in physical infrastructure expenditure: Mamata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

has witnessed a four-fold rise in its expenditure on since the formed the government in 2011, today said.

Recently, Rs 18,000 crore of new infrastructure projects have been allocated, in addition to the Rs 25,755 crore of budgetary allocation for capital expenditure for the current financial year, she said.

"Infrastructure development is going on in a rapid pace in Bengal. In fact, expenditure on physical infrastructure in the state has increased almost four-fold since 2011," Banerjee wrote on her wall this evening.

The Rs 18,000 crore of new infrastructure projects include flyovers, rural and urban drinking water, roads and bridges, power, affordable housing and irrigation, she said.

"These will open up huge investment opportunities and generate employment in the state," the said.

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 21:35 IST