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In order to provide free ride for women passengers in buses and metro trains, the Delhi Assembly on Monday passed the government’s supplementary demands for grants of Rs 290 crore. A total of Rs 479 crore supplementary grant has been approved for the transport sector.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also tabled a proposal of supplementary demands for grants of Rs 47 crore for the regional rapid transit system (RRTS) corridors and Rs 142 crore to fund the deployment of marshals in DTC and cluster buses, which were approved with a voice of votes.
According to the supplementary demands for grants tabled by Deputy CM Sisodia, the government has set aside Rs 140 crore for free travel for women in the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses and cluster buses, while Rs 150 crore in Delhi metro trains.
In his Independence Day address, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced that rides on DTC and cluster buses would be free for women from Bhai Dooj i.e. October 29.
Sisodia said the free-ride scheme would be implemented soon in the DTC and cluster buses, but it would take some time in case of metro trains as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had to make preparations for it.
The government announced a new scheme to allow free travel to women in Delhi Metro and buses. It faced a little delay because the free ride in metro involves a lot of technicalities for which the government is working. The AAP government does not want the budget to become a hindrance in rolling out the free travel scheme.
It is pertinent to mention here that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal first announced the free ride scheme on June 3 and since then the Delhi government is working to roll out the schemes in both modes of transport – Buses and Metro.
This article first appeared on urbantransportnews.com
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