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Delhi cabinet gives 'in principle' nod to free bus travel for women

The approval was given in a meeting of Delhi Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The scheme will begin from October 29, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said.

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New Delhi Published on: August 29, 2019 17:27 IST
Delhi cabinet gives 'in principle' nod to free bus travel for women
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Delhi cabinet gives 'in principle' nod to free bus travel for women

 The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday gave "in principle" approval to its scheme of providing free travel to women in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses.

The approval was given in a meeting of Delhi Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The scheme will begin from October 29, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said.

Women will be able to get free rides using 'single-journey passes' to be available with the bus conductors. Women passengers not willing to have free ride may buy tickets, Gahlot said.

The Delhi Assembly recently approved a supplementary grant of Rs 140 crore to facilitate free ride for women in buses for the current fiscal. 

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