Free travel for Haryana women on Raksha Bandhan

August 14th, 2008 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS  


Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) Women in Haryana will be allowed to travel free in state roadways buses on the festival of Raksha Bandhan Saturday, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said Thursday. This free travel concession is available for women of all ages, and children up to the age of 15 years accompanying them, in the buses of Haryana Roadways operating within the state, including the buses plying up to Chandigarh and Delhi — except the Haryana Gaurav, deluxe and Volvo buses, he said.

For passengers’ convenience on the festival day, instructions have been given to ensure the deployment of the maximum number of buses, a senior transport official said.

An adequate number of police personnel will be deployed at bus stands to ensure smooth operations of the buses, said the official.

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