Arvind Kejriwal proposes free Metro and bus rides for women
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said his government proposes to make Metro and bus travel free for women in the national capital.
Although Kejriwal said that 'women will get free rides in DTC, cluster buses and Delhi Metro', he seemed to be suggesting it as a proposal. The chief minister said he has directed his officials to study the proposal. The government will also take feedback from the people, he added.
The move comes ahead of the Assembly polls in Delhi scheduled to take place early next year.
At a public meeting on Saturday, the chief minister had said his government was mulling making Metro and bus travel free for women in Delhi 'to encourage them to use public transport'.
He had also said his government is in touch with city's power regulator to bring down the fixed charge component of electricity bills.