After successfully running the Electricity Half and Water Waiver scheme, the Delhi Government is going to make women travel free in metro and government buses. That is, in the coming days, women will not have to take tickets to travel in metro and buses in Delhi. If there is no technical bottleneck, the plan will be implemented within six months. The Delhi Government has asked for proposal for this soon from the Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
The Aam Aadmi Party government has asked Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to implement this scheme. Will there be a free pass system or will there be any other option remains to be seen. It is estimated that on implementing the scheme, the government will be burdened by around 1200 crore rupees per year. This is being viewed as a masterstroke by AAP in view of the Delhi Assembly elections -2020.
Plan to be implemented simultaneously in buses and metro
The intention of the Delhi Government is to implement this scheme simultaneously in buses and metro. There is no hindrance to the government in implementing the DTC and cluster scheme buses, but getting it implemented from the point of view of security in the metro can be difficult. Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot called on metro officials on Friday to discuss the scheme.
Delhi Government will bear the cost
Kailash Gehlot has asked the Metro officials to implement this plan in every situation. Delhi government will bear the expenditure on free travel of women in metro. For this, it will pay the DMRC. There are 33 percent women passengers in buses and metro . According to the estimates, according to this, about 200 crores of rupees per year will be spent on the buses by the government.