NEW DELHI - India on Friday unveiled a budget aimed at boosting infrastructure in several sectors, the first since the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned for a second term in power.
Here are the highlights of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's budget for the 2019/20 fiscal year beginning April 1:
India will become a $3 trillion economy in the current fiscal year, and a $5trn economy in the next few years.
India to invest heavily in infrastructure and job creation.
The government will carry out a restructuring of highway building. programme to ensure enough capacity is created.
Railway infrastructure will need an investment of $72 billion between 2018 and 2030.
India will enter into aircraft financing and leasing activities.