New Delhi, Oct 29 : Delhi government on Tuesday implemented free bus rides scheme for women in all DTC and cluster buses on the occasion of Bhai Dooj.
Issuing a statement on the Delhi government’s implementation of free travel for women in buses and deployment of bus marshals in all buses for passengers safety, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, ''Today is Bhai Dooj. Warm greetings to all my sisters in Delhi, from their brother. There is a very good news for all my sisters. From today, all women can travel free in all DTC and cluster buses. You do not need to purchase a ticket. I believe this will help you immensely.''
''There is another good news for women. Now every bus in Delhi will have a bus marshal to protect you. I want to warn all such miscreants who harass women, pick pockets of people in buses - beware ! Your behaviour will not be tolerated. Some were asking me how will free travel in buses make women safer? The answer is that now our buses are safer and we are encouraging more women to travel in these safe buses,'' Mr Kejriwal said.
''I want to extend my warm wishes to all my sisters, mothers, daughters on this occasion of Bhai Dooj. All of Delhi is one family. I strongly believe that unless women of our country progress, the nation cannot progress. Jai Hind!,'' he added.
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,'' Mr Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi. (UNI)