Transport service for garment factory employees

July 18, 2015 01:59 pm | Updated 01:59 pm IST - BENGALURU:

Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy told the Legislative Assembly on Friday that the government was taking steps to provide dedicated transport service for women working in garment factories in various cities and towns in the State.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would soon launch a major initiative with a dedicated service of 100 BMTC buses for women working in garment factories in Peenya and other industrial areas in and around Bengaluru city.

According to a source, the 100 buses will be pressed into service in 64 routes. The launch of the service has been deferred owing to enforcement of the model code of conduct for BBMP elections in the city.

Replying to the issue raised by K.S. Puttannaiah (Sarvodaya Party), Mr. Reddy said the Transport and Labour departments in association with the managements of garment factories had worked out a plan to provide transport service for women employees at a concessional fare. Similar services were being provided for garment factory staff in Mysuru, Mandya, Hassan and Mangaluru cities.

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