Puducherry CM Rangasamy announces free travel for women in govt buses

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Puducherry Chief Minister N. Rangasamy has announced that women will be able to travel for free on government buses in the Union Territory.

The decision was made as part of the government’s efforts to improve the safety and security of women and to promote gender equality.

The move comes after the government had already reduced the fares for women by 50% earlier this year. The latest announcement makes it completely free for women to travel on all government-run buses, which will be a significant relief for those who rely on public transportation for
their daily commute.

Chief Minister Rangasamy said that the government was committed to the welfare of women and that the decision to provide free travel to them was a step in the right direction. He also urged women to take
advantage of the facility and to ensure that they are safe while traveling.

The decision has been welcomed by women’s rights groups and activists, who have long been advocating for safer and more affordable public transportation for women. They hope that this move will encourage more women to use public transport, thereby reducing the number of cars on the road and the associated pollution.

However, there are concerns that the move could put an additional financial burden on the already cash-strapped government, which is facing a severe financial crisis. Some have suggested that the government should explore other revenue-generating measures to offset the cost of the free travel scheme.

Staff Reporter

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Puducherry CM Rangasamy announces free travel for women in govt buses

Image Source: Indian Express

Puducherry Chief Minister N. Rangasamy has announced that women will be able to travel for free on government buses in the Union Territory.

The decision was made as part of the government’s efforts to improve the safety and security of women and to promote gender equality.

The move comes after the government had already reduced the fares for women by 50% earlier this year. The latest announcement makes it completely free for women to travel on all government-run buses, which will be a significant relief for those who rely on public transportation for
their daily commute.

Chief Minister Rangasamy said that the government was committed to the welfare of women and that the decision to provide free travel to them was a step in the right direction. He also urged women to take
advantage of the facility and to ensure that they are safe while traveling.

The decision has been welcomed by women’s rights groups and activists, who have long been advocating for safer and more affordable public transportation for women. They hope that this move will encourage more women to use public transport, thereby reducing the number of cars on the road and the associated pollution.

However, there are concerns that the move could put an additional financial burden on the already cash-strapped government, which is facing a severe financial crisis. Some have suggested that the government should explore other revenue-generating measures to offset the cost of the free travel scheme.

Staff Reporter