This year, health, education and roads are expected to get a major boost in the Delhi Budget. Usually held in mid-March, it is likely to be presented between February 15 and 20 this time, keeping in mind the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.

Other key sectors in focus are expected to be water and the environment, with an emphasis on reducing water pollution and increasing water capacity.

Preparations for the budget meeting have already begun and all departments have been asked to submit status reports of the big projects announced last year, along with new proposals, schemes and works for 2024-25.

“Road projects that could not have started last year will be allocated funds in the new budget, which will help start work this year. “Some hospitals lack equipment, including beds and testing machines such as MRI, X-Ray, CT scan… So, funds will also be allocated for purchasing equipment in hospitals to provide timely treatment to patients,” said an official.

The Budget will be presented by Finance Minister Atishi and the total outcome for this year is expected to be more than last year’s budget of Rs 80,000 crore.