In order to provide the women of Delhi a safe travel experience, CM Arvind Kejriwal announced free rides for them in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses. cluster buses and Delhi Metro trains.
“On all DTC buses, cluster buses and metro trains women will be allowed to travel free of cost so that they have safe travel experience and can access modes of transport which they were not able to, due to high prices,” Kejriwal said while addressing a press conference here.
“Those women who can afford the fares can give up the subsidy. 33 percent of women avail services of DTC buses and metro. The decision will be implemented within 3 months,” he said.
He further added, “I have given one-week time to officials to make a detailed proposal – for both DTC and metro – on how and when can this be implemented. We’re making an effort to start this within 2-3 months. We’re also seeking suggestions from people, regarding implementation”.
Kejriwal also said that this step would result in large numbers of women turning to the public mode of transportation. The decision has come shortly after Kejriwal and his Aam Admi Party (AAP) had lost on all the seven Lok Sabha seats.