Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Several cities of Madhya Pradesh have announced free bus commute to women on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on August 30.
On Tuesday, the board of Atal Indore City Transport Service Limited, Indore announced free bus commute to all the girls and women.
Mayor & AICTSL chairman Pushyamitra Bhargava and chairman of Indore Development Authority (IDA) & vice chairman of AICTSL Board Jaipal Singh Chawda said that as a Rakhi gift, AICTSL is giving a free bus ride to all the sisters.
Bhopal Municipal Corporation has also made public transport free for women on Raksha Bandhan on August 30. Women will be able to use BCLL buses free-of-cost on the occasion. Mayor Malti Rai said travel in public transport BCLL buses would be free for women on Raksha Bandhan.
Similarly, in Jabalpur, Mayor Jagat Bahadur Singh Annu announced on Tuesday that all women can travel through metro buses free of cost on the day of rakhi festival. The mayor said this exemption is a gift to all the sisters in the city from Jabalpur Municipal Corporation.
Large Number Of Females Travel Through Buses Everyday
According to the AICTSL Indore board, a total of 1.25 lakhs women, girls and female students travel through buses on a daily basis. The figure is almost half of the total passengers who travel through AICTSL buses every day which is approximately 2.5 lakhs.
A Pleasant Privilege To Sisters
Whereas, in Jabalpur, all the girls and women will be able to travel anywhere across the city free of cost. This would benefit and ease out the journey of the sisters who travel from flung areas to their brothers tying the a rakhi on their wrists.