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What Belgaum got in Karnataka state budget presented by Siddaramiah

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spechsWith no changes in VAT the new budget for the 13-14 was presented by CM, Siddaramiah today in the assembly.

This is what Belgaum has got in the budget:

One time development grant of Rs. 5 Crore each will be provided to newly established Rani Chennamma University, Belgaum,

Regional Food Testing Laboratories at Mysore and Belgaum will be upgraded.

24×7 water supply Upscaling projects in Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwad and Belgaum

It is proposed to entrust the following 9 State Highways on “Operation, Maintenance and Transfer

[OMT] on User Fee-Toll model’’ basis with 10 years maintenance period.

From Sankeshwara to Yadawad

From Hunagund to Belgaum

Capital investment of Rs.150 crore is expected from the Airport Authority of India for Hubli and Belgaum airports

It is intended to recast the Rural BPOs keeping viability issue in mind. Further, Government is making efforts to encourage ICT capital investments in the emerging cities of Mangalore, Belgaum, HubliDharwad, Mysore, Gulbarga.

Police Commissionerate will be established at Belgaum.

To convert the five major cities of Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum and Hubli-Dharwad into

Safe Cities, infrastructure will be provided over a five year period at an estimated total cost of Rs.150 crore.

It is proposed to open Police Public Schools at the range headquarters at Davanagere, Belgaum,

To test the skill of the candidates scientifically and accurately before granting them driving license, it is proposed to establish automated driving test tracks at Mangalore, Belgaum and Hospet at a cost of Rs.15 Crore. It is proposed to utilize Rs.4.5 Crore during the financial year 2013-14.

Main taxation highlights:

Cess on diesel reduced by 51 paisa/ litre from Rs 16.75 to Rs 15.65.

Alcohol becomes more expensive.

No change in VAT.

50 % concession for Maxi Cabs from road tax.

Additional excise duty increased between 16% to 40% across 17 slabs.

Watching cinemas in A/C theatres become more expensive.

Service tax on A/C theatres increased from Rs 1.5 to Rs 3.

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