Delhi Govt Sets Aside Rs 290 Crore For Free Ride To Women In Buses, Metro

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The Delhi government has geared up with its preparations to ensure that enough safety is provided to the women residing in the Indian capital.

The government has now allotted 140 Crore INR as a part of the free ride scheme for women in the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses that are estimated to set off on October 29th.

Apart from that, the next chunk of the amount estimated to be somewhere around 150 Crore INR is reserved for the free ride scheme in the extensive ‘Delhi Metro’ network, however, the date of launch for that is still not clear.

The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal had recently announced about the free ride schemes to ensure safety and women empowerment.

While the DTC buses come under his direct jurisdiction and can be implemented easily, the implementation for the ‘Delhi Metro’ rides looked sketchy with many logical fallacies.

The metro authorities had already raised red flags since day one, the Delhiites are yet to see as to how strategically the plan is rolled out.

The government has made yet another fund allotment of 49 Crores INR for Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) which is to build high-speed trains in between the capital and nearby megacities like Alwar, Ghaziabad, Meerut and Rohtak.

While the proposal awaits at the Delhi Cabinet that is headed by Kejriwal himself, the senior officials trust that it is likely to be approved soon.

Source: Hindustan Times | Image: DNA, Gujarat Daily
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