Delhi: Free bus rides for women begins

Delhi: Free bus rides for women begins

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New Delhi, Oct 29 : Delhi Government on Tuesday launched free bus rides scheme for women on occasion of Bhai Dooj.

Women passengers will be issued pink tickets in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses to avail the free bus rides scheme.

''Since today morning, bus travel in Delhi for women has become free. This is a historic step towards women's safety, empowerment and increasing women's share in the economy,'' Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

''#BhaiDooj - The day has finally arrived! Women in Delhi can now TRAVEL FREE and TRAVEL SAFE in our DTC and Cluster Buses. A huge leap towards gender equality as this ensures both the women's safety and increase in the mobility of women across Delhi to pursue education and jobs,'' the AAP said in a tweet. (UNI)