New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus services will be free of charge for women from October 29. Also Read - Delhi Records 10,732 COVID Cases in Highest Ever Single-Day Spike
“On the day of Raksha Bandhan, I want to give gift to our sisters that there will be free rides for women on all DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) and cluster buses from October 29, which will ensure their safety,” Kejriwal said at the Delhi government’s Independence Day event at Chhatrasal Stadium. Also Read - Lockdown in Delhi Only If Health System Collapses, Says CM Kejriwal; Terms 4th COVID Wave 'Extremely Dangerous' | Key Points
Two and a half months back Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had proposed free ride for women in all DTC buses, cluster buses and Delhi Metro trains. “On all DTC buses, cluster buses and metro trains women will be allowed to travel free of cost so that they have safe travel experience and can access modes of transport which they were not able to, due to high prices,” Kejriwal said while addressing a press conference on June 3. Also Read - These States May go Under Lockdown Amid COVID-19 Spike | Full List
Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on June 27 said in the Lok Sabha that it had not received any proposal on Delhi government’s plans to provide a free ride for women commuters in Delhi metro.