Tamil Nadu

DMK government to consider free bus travel for transpersons too

Women passengers express their happiness for the free bus travel on a TNSTC bus in Erode on Saturday | Photo Credit: GOVARTHAN M
Special Correspondent CHENNAI 08 May 2021 13:10 IST
Updated: 08 May 2021 13:15 IST

The free bus travel scheme for women in TN may be extended to transgender people too, CM M.K. Stalin said on Saturday, responding to a tweet from a journalist

On a day when the DMK government rolled out free travel for women in the city and in town buses that charge ordinary fares, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said his government would consider extending the scheme to transgender persons as well.

Responding to a tweet from a journalist, who had sought the extension of the scheme for persons from the third gender, Mr. Stalin said this would be considered, and a decision would be taken at the earliest.


He said it has always been the practice of the DMK government since the Chief Ministership of late M. Karunanidhi to consider both the welfare of women and transpersons alongside each other.