Lucknow: The Yogi government is soon going to give a big gift to the elderly women of Uttar Pradesh. Soon women above 60 years of age in UP will be able to travel for free in UP Roadways buses. According to the affidavit, senior women will get an opportunity to travel free of cost in roadways buses.
It is noteworthy that BJP had promised free bus travel on roadways for senior citizen women in its election manifesto and now the government has prepared a proposal under its Sankalp Patra. The link states that soon women above 60 years of age will be able to travel free of cost in roadways buses.
According to the government, under this scheme, the government will have a burden of about Rs 264 crore annually. At present, the Transport Corporation has prepared this proposal and sent it to the system. Thus, there are two states in the country where free bus travel is being provided to women. This facility has been given to women in the capital Delhi and Rajasthan. Now the largest state of the country has also come on this path. It is being said that these buses will be operated in all the cities. At present, data of elderly women is being collected from all the depots of the state, after which the scheme will be launched.
Thus a survey of those women had already been conducted by the State Road Transport Corporation (Roadways). Based on all this, they were trying to find out how many women use these buses, what facilities are given to them. At present, no official date has been announced by the state government, but it is being said that this scheme will be launched soon. In this way, many promises have been made by the BJP in the Sankalp Patra for free. Giving gas cylinders on Diwali-Holi is also considered a big promise.