New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced free Delhi Metro and DTC bus rides for women in the capital city.
The proposal to make Delhi Metro and DTC rides free was made on Sunday at a press conference.
The expenses of the free ride scheme will be borne by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi.
Arvind Kejriwal said that the scheme to provide free Delhi Metro and DTC rides has been announced so that women have safe travel experience in Delhi.
“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,” he said.
Clarifying that subsidy will not be imposed on anyone, Kejriwal said that the free ride scheme is optional.
“There are several women who can afford these modes of transport. Those who can afford can purchase tickets, they needn’t take subsidy. We encourage those, who can afford, to buy tickets and not take subsidy so that others could benefit,” Kejriwal said.