Delhi metro free for women, and other measures announced by govt

Updated - June 04, 2019 06:06 pm IST

Published - June 04, 2019 06:05 pm IST

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the Delhi government intended to subsidise travel in public transport for women commuters in the Capital.

While the modalities of the scheme were still being worked out, the government intended to allow them free travel on metro trains and State-run buses “by August-September,” Mr. Kejriwal said.

The CM claimed the scheme was in line with his government’s intent to encourage the use of public transport, make it “safer” and to promote the participation of more women in the city’s workforce.

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