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Delhi Police allocated Rs 7,892.86 cr

New Delhi: The Union Budget has allocated Rs 7,892.86 crore to the Delhi Police. Last year, the Delhi Police was allotted Rs 7,426.98 crore. According to city police data, out of the total amount allocated to the Delhi Police, Rs 7468.99 crore has been earmarked for direction and administration and Rs 412.78 crore for police schemes. Rs 11.09 crore has been set aside for safety of women (Nirbhaya Fund).

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the annual Budget on Friday. Last year Delhi Police was allocated Rs 7,426.98 crore for the next fiscal, an increase comparing the budget of 2017-18. City Police have also got Rs 19.75 crore for Nirbhaya Fund, which was Rs 28.90 crore in 2017-18.

In February, Delhi Police was allocated Rs 7,881.77 crore in the interim Union Budget for the next fiscal, an increase of more than Rs 550 crore from the last year's Budget of Rs 7,426.98 crore. The major focus was given on the development of road safety cell and development of traffic communication network.

According to Delhi Police data, the revenue section, which consists of the administrative section, road safety cell and development of traffic and communication network, was allocated Rs 7,334.28 crore, which was Rs 6,791.60 last year. "There is an additional allocation of Rs 542.68 crore for revenue section," added the data. The Budget will help in the development of traffic and communication network in the Capital, upgradation or expansion of communication infrastructure, upgradation of training, induction of latest technology.

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