HISTORIC STEP! FREE ride to women in DTC and Delhi cluster buses begins on Bhai Dooj - All you need to know
In a historic step on the occasion of Bhai Dooj, now women can take free rides in DTC and cluster buses
In a historic step on the occasion of Bhai Dooj, now women can take free rides in DTC and cluster buses. The development has been confirmed by the Delhi government on Tuesday. Earlier, to ensure safety of women in the public transport, marshals were deployed in the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses.
According to Delhi government, "From tomorrow (Tuesday), marshals are being deployed in every bus for providing safety to women. These 13,000 marshals will also help sick people and deal with any other emergency situations. Delhi is the only state where marshals are being deployed for the safety of people.
The announcement has come a day before the rollout of the scheme to provide free ride to women in DTC and cluster buses. The move would help achieve government commitment towards boosting security of women in Delhi, says Delhi government.
The new buses have features like CCTV cameras and panic buttons too. This will be a big step in providing safe and convenient services to women on public transport, Delhi government revealed.
The new buses also had the facility of hydraulic lifts for differently-abled passengers, the government adds.
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