Indore: Ahead of the Lok Sabha Election, the common men, traders and industrialist and businessmen are waiting for a reprieve in the presentation of the Union Budget on Friday. In the meantime, the city is likely to get doubling of Dewas Maxi and Indore-Ratlam via Fatehabad section in the Rail budget.
Officiating Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will present the Union Budget of year 2019-20 on Friday in the Lok Sabha . Lok Sabha Speaker and local MP Sumitra Mahajan has presented the demand for doubling of 32 km long Dewas-Maxi section, which will avail a direct railway route between Indore-Bhopal.
Similarly, she has also demanded for doubling for 80 km long Indore-Ratlam Section. Railway experts stated that accepting the demands of LS speaker, Piyush Goyal, who is originally holding the portfolio of Railway Ministry also, may make announcement of both the doubling projects. Beside to that the ongoing projects like Indore-Dahod, Indore-Sanawad-Khandwa also may get more budget allocation.
Since, this is vote on account, budget experts stated that despite this, the Centre may make some major announcement for the middle class to woo them in the forthcoming general elections. There is also expectation that the Centre could do some tax rejig for the aam aadmi.
On the other hand, industry people and tax consultants have made arrangement for viewing of the budget speech at 3 places in the city. Tax consultants will watch the budget live at TPA Hall in Aaykar Bhawan. CII event will held at Brilliant Convention Centre and MSME industrialist will watch the budget live at office of AIMP at Pologround, where special arrangements are made.