Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, said on Wednesday that the state government intends to offer free bus tickets to women over 60.
He was speaking during a ceremony held at this location to officially launch 150 new diesel buses for the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation.
In the very near future, he stated, “we are intending to offer free transportation services to sisters and mothers above the age of 60 on the state-owned buses.”
“Free rides” on Rakshabandhan
In honour of Raksha Bandhan, the chief minister also stated that women will be given free rides in UPSRTC buses for 48 hours, from midnight on August 10 to midnight on August 12.
In order to celebrate Raksha Bandhan, the service would enable the mothers and sisters to travel in safety. According to Adityanath, “migrant labourers returning to their destinations from various areas of the country transport department’s buses during the COVID-19.
He continued, saying that after the 2019 Kumbh Mela, it was the biggest effort to ferry people for free.
The chief minister said that if “world-class” airports can be created, then why can’t bus terminals? He emphasised the need for improved bus terminals with amenities like dorm rooms, eateries, and clean restrooms.
Enhancement of old buses
Old buses must gradually be phased out and replaced. He emphasised the need to enhance services provided by the transport department.
Death from traffic or accident
He said “The transportation agency should check drivers health annually. “Deaths resulting from road accidents are our main concern”. I regret to inform you that over 20,000 people die in traffic accidents each year. We must investigate this and take action to lessen it because it is really worrying.
He made a request to the transport minister to connect ITIs and State Transport Corporation workshops. This will help young people to gain skills.
The chief minister laid the cornerstone for training and testing facilities in the state as he opened new bus stops.