Having said that, there have been some measures for the rural and affordable housing sectors. Though the deduction of interest of unto 1 lakh for a first housing loan of unto Rs. 25 lakh is a welcome move, it is likely to help only the remote places. Metros and even tier II cities may not have a direct impact.
As regards infrastructure, this is the need of the hour for the country. Though there are measures included in this budget, it should not be restricted to the budgets alone. This has to be an ongoing measure."