Kejriwal’s Bhaiya Dooj Gift: Free rides on Public Buses for Women in Delhi
Saurabh Kumar (Photo-Video) Lokesh Goswami Tennews New Delhi :
New Delhi: The free of cost travel scheme for women in Delhi public buses began on Tuesday with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia saying it will ensure their safety and increase their role in the national capital’s economy.
Women will be given pink tickets in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses to avail the free-ride scheme, which started on Bhai Dhooj.
“Free-ride for women in Delhi buses has started from today. Congratulations Delhi! Apart from women safety, it will also increase the role of women in Delhi economy,” Sisodia said in a tweet in Hindi.
On this move, Ten News interacted with Delhi women on their reaction over the move. Most of the women appreciated the move and said that this will benefit the women commuters and also ensure their safety.
One of the lady said “Kejriwal is doing good job, we will get benefited by this and i think metro commuters will also shift to buses after this.
While reacting on the allegations of opposition that the move is politically motivated another lady said “this is the work of opposition to impose such allegations. But the good work must be appreciated.”
Women employees of the Delhi government, local bodies and undertakings will not be entitled for transport allowance if they opt for free ride in DTC and cluster buses, according to the government.
Public buses in Delhi carry over 45 lakh passengers each day, according to latest official figures.