Added on : 2019-06-02 19:20:27
A few months before Assembly elections, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that Delhi Metro services and DTC buses will be free for travel for women. Arvind Kejriwal said the Delhi government will make metro and bus travel free of cost for women "to encourage them to use public transport".
"The government is considering to waive fare for women in DTC buses and Delhi Metro to encourage them to use public transport in view of their safety. An announcement in this regard will be made on June 3," the chief minister said at the public meeting in New Delhi.
However, Transport Department officials point out that while allowing free travel in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses run by the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal System(DIMTS) may not be difficult, it will be "challenging" to do so in Metro trains.