NEW DELHI: DCW chief Swati Maliwal and members of the commission on Wednesday interacted with women on the issue of free bus rides and deployment of marshals in DTC buses. The Delhi Commission for Women chief boarded a bus from ITO bus stop towards Police Headquarters and spoke to women travelling in the bus.
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“On my way to home from office, I travelled in a bus and spoke to women on the free journey given by Delhi government. Everyone had a big smile on their faces and were saying that they will save a lot of money every month. Truly, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has given a unique gift to all the sisters,” she said in a tweet.
दफ्तर से घर जाते हुए बस में सफर किया & महिलाओं से दिल्ली सरकार द्वारा दी जा रही मुफ्त यात्रा पर बात की! सबके चेहरे पर बड़ी मुस्कान थी & कह रहीं थी कि हर महीने खूब पैसे बचेंगे।— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) October 30, 2019
सच में भैया दूज का नायाब तोहफा दिया है सभी बहनों को @arvindkejriwal जी ने! ऐतिहासिक निर्णय pic.twitter.com/0CWutRWN8y
The free ride scheme was announced by Kejriwal for women in buses and metro trains in June.
However, it could not be done for metro trains as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has sought time to work out plans for its implementation.