Pros and cons of free public rides for women in Delhi: Will it ensure safe travel for women

Started on 2019-06-04 13:48:11 by FactHunt Admin

OP's Perspective

Aam Aadmi Party government has announced free public rides for women in Metro and buses. The scheme will be rolled out in the next 2-3 months.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal while explaining the scheme said that the subsidy is optional. If a woman wants to pay for her ticket can pay and help others to benefit from the subsidy.

“On all DTC buses, cluster buses and metro nations, women will be allowed to travel free of cost so that they safe travel experience and can access modes of transport which they were not able to, due to high prices. The scheme was tabled to enhance safe travel experience in Delhi."

So, let's discuss how this free public transport will ensure women's safety and is it a viable solution?