First, Mysuru inaugurated an open roof double-decker bus for eager tourists. Then, the Indian Army in Kashmir converted an old bus stand into a street library for children. Now, Punjab has made all government buses free of cost for women in the state. So pretty ladies, you can step into any government-run bus and travel across stunning mustard fields, historical monuments, delicious street food stalls, and swanky malls of Punjab in style.
Women Can Travel All Across Punjab On Govt Buses For Free
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced that the Punjab government has brought forth a transformation in the state budget. And this little change might bring a big difference in the lives of thousands of women in Punjab. Women can now travel free of cost on all government-run buses in the state. , Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted, “I am happy to share that Punjab Govt has decided to make travel free for women across the state in all Government buses. We have been persistent in our efforts to empower our women and we will continue doing the same. Happy InternationalWomensDay to everyone.”
I am happy to share that @PunjabGovtIndia has decided to make travel free for women across the state in all Government buses. We have been persistent in our efforts to empower our women and we will continue doing the same. Happy #InternationalWomensDay to everyone. pic.twitter.com/0frBdHlrs0
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) March 8, 2021
Punjab Government To Build Hostels Across State For Working Women
Apart from this, the Punjab government will also launch eight new schemes to protect and empower women. According to NDTV, he added, “The government will issue appointment letters to 2,047 women teachers and launch 181 Saanjh Shakti Helpline and Police Helpdesks.” Seven hostels will also be set up to house working women in Patiala, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Bathinda and Mansa. Until you visit Punjab, here’s a virtual tour to get you planning on that trip you wish you went on.