The Punjab Cupboard on Wednesday handed a scheme that may enable girls to journey free of charge in all government-run buses inside the state.
As per an announcement, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had introduced the free journey scheme within the Vidhan Sabha on March 5. It can profit over 1.31 crore girls/women throughout the state.
Ladies will now have the ability to avail free bus journey in government-owned buses, together with Punjab Roadways Transport Company (PRTC), Punjab Roadways Buses (PUNBUS) and Metropolis Bus Companies operated by native our bodies.
Nonetheless, the scheme shouldn’t be relevant to government-owned AC buses, Volvo buses and HVAC buses.
Paperwork like Aadhaar Card, Voter Card or some other proof of residence in Punjab can be required to avail the power.
Moreover, all girls who’re relations of the state authorities staff and residing in Chandigarh, or are themselves staff of the state authorities however stay in Chandigarh, can avail the profit, regardless of age and earnings standards.
“This scheme is anticipated to not solely scale back feminine drop-out in faculties due to the excessive price of day by day transport but in addition facilitate working girls, who need to journey appreciable distances to their office. It can guarantee entry to protected, low cost and dependable journey for ladies to have interaction in any financial exercise,” the assertion mentioned.
Earlier in 2019, the Arvind Kejriwal authorities in Delhi had introduced an identical scheme for ladies on DTC buses in addition to its cluster buses on the event.