Mumbai Residents Above 75 Years Can Travel For Free In ST Buses 

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Mumbai Residents Above 75 Years Can Travel For Free In ST Buses 

India this year on 15th August, celebrated 75 glorious years of Independence. The Independence day this year brought in an extra wave of happiness with it as it fell on a Monday paving way for a long weekend. The country celebrated Independence day with the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. The next day Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde made an announcement in the welfare of the people which continued the happy wave. 

Senior Citizens Above 75 Years Can Travel In ST Buses For Free

This year India celebrated 75 years of Independence with the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign and how! You could see people proudly flaunting the tricolour on the windows of their houses, cars, bikes and rickshaws. A day after this, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde announced  a new transport rule for citizens who are above the age of 75 years. He announced that the citizens who are above the age of 75 years can travel free by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) or widely known as ST buses. The decision was taken keeping the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav in the state cabinet meeting by the Maharashtra state government. 

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Insurance Protection To The Govinda Troops

Dahi-handi will be recognised in Maharashtra as a sport, and ‘Pro-Dahi-Handi’ will also soon be launched, according to CM Eknath Shinde’s official announcement. After announcing Dahi Handi as the official sport under the sports category, he also said that the Govindas will get jobs under the same. Along with these the Govindas will also receive insurance worth ₹10 Lakhs for the protection of these Govinda troops. The Govinda’s family will get ₹10 Lakhs if they lose their life and ₹5 Lakhs if they get partially handicapped. 

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