Telangana CM Revanth Reddy Declares Free Bus Travel for Women and Girls.

Hyderabad, December 11, 2023: In a major move aimed at empowering women and girls, Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy has announced free bus travel for them in all TSRTC (Telangana State Road Transport Corporation) buses across the state. This initiative, launched under the Mahalakshmi scheme, came into effect on December 9, 2023.

Key Points:

  • Women and girls can travel free of cost in all TSRTC buses, including city ordinary, express, metro express, and Palle Velugu buses.
  • Inter-state travel on Express and Palle Velugu buses is also free up to the borders of Telangana.
  • The scheme also covers students and the third gender, ensuring equitable access to free transportation.
  • This initiative is expected to benefit millions of women and girls across the state, promoting economic independence, mobility, and social inclusion.

Benefits of the Scheme:

  • Reduced financial burden: Free bus travel will significantly reduce the transportation costs for women and girls, especially those from low-income families.
  • Increased access to education and employment: Improved mobility will encourage women and girls to pursue education and employment opportunities, leading to greater economic empowerment.
  • Enhanced safety and security: Traveling by public transport can be safer and more secure than using private vehicles, particularly for women and girls.
  • Reduced environmental impact: By encouraging the use of public transport, the scheme can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality.

Overall, the free bus travel initiative is a significant step towards empowering women and girls in Telangana and promoting sustainable development in the state.

Keywords: Telangana, Free Bus Travel, Women, Girls, TSRTC, Mahalakshmi Scheme, Empowerment, Education, Employment, Safety, Security, Environment

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