Non-AC bus rides now free for women

Non-AC bus rides now free for women

A conductor checks an ID proof of a passenger on the first day of the free bus facility for women in Patiala on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, April 1

Free bus travel facility for women in the state government buses was launched in the district here today.

Gurpreet Singh GP, Bassi Pathana MLA, along with Deputy Commissioner Amrit Kaur Gill and PRTC Director Subhash Sood, flagged off a PRTC bus carrying women passengers from Fatehgarh Sahib to Ropar. The women passengers expressed gratitude to the state government for the facility.

Gurpreet Singh GP said all women, irrespective of their financial status, would be able to travel for free at all non-AC buses just by showing an identity card. He termed the scheme as another initiative by the government for the welfare and development of women.

Subhash Sood said the state government had initiated various steps for women empowerment. He said 50 per cent reservation for women in the civic polls was a daring step.

He said besides this, various other steps had been taken for the welfare of the women. He said the PRTC would work towards the safety of women in buses.

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