New Delhi, Feb 21: The Delhi Government has sought Rs 2,000 crore from the Centre in the Union Budget to meet its revenue shortfall over Commonwealth Games projects.
"We have sought over Rs 2,000 crore from the Centre in the Union budget as special assistance to meet the growing expenses on account of the Games," finance minister A K Walia said.
"Delhi government has written to the Union finance ministry requesting it to help tide over the situation," Walia said.
The minister also forecast a financial shortfall in the next fiscal.
He said the government had small savings of Rs 11,000 crore which helped it to a great extent in meeting the increasing expenses on Games-related projects.