Union Road Transport Ministry has set an ambitious target for itself for the current financial year and sought Rs 1.20 lakh crore as budgetary support from the upcoming Union Budget, sources have told Zee News.
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the last two days seeking more money for his ministry in the Union Budget 2019 which is scheduled to be presented on July 5.
The demand of Rs 1.20 lakh crore is Rs 37,000 crore more than the amount sanctioned in the Budget presented by the then interim finance minister Piyush Goyal on February 1, 2019. The Road Transport and Highways Ministry had been allotted Rs 83,000 crore in the interim budget. Read More