Free Bus Ride: Now women in Karnataka will travel free in government buses, CM Siddaramaiah launches Shakti scheme

Free Bus Ride

Free Bus Ride: Women in Karnataka will be able to travel free of cost in government buses from today. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar and Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy launched the Shakti scheme. Under this, women will get the benefit of free travel in KSRTC and BMTC buses. CM Siddaramaiah also gave free travel passes to five women. This scheme is one of the five guarantees of the Congress.

CM Siddaramaiah said that the Shakti scheme is expected to benefit most of the 40 lakh women who travel in RTC buses every day. He claimed that earlier 30% women used to travel in buses, which reduced to 24% during the BJP government. They did not want women to come out of the house.

CM said – We have to make women self-reliant

The CM said that the free bus travel scheme is for social equality. This will benefit minorities, women and disadvantaged sections. If the society is to be prosperous then women should be brought equal to men. Women have to be made working. They have to be made self-reliant.

Transport Minister claims – there will be no loss to the corporation

Transport Minister Reddy promised that there would be no loss to the Road Transport Corporation (RTC) due to the free bus travel scheme. Government is committed to make RTC financially prosperous. He promised that the scheme would continue for at least 10 years. He said that we will return to power after five years and will continue this scheme.

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