Women to get free bus ride in Delhi on Rakhi day

August 3rd, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Women in the capital city can enjoy a free ride in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses Wednesday on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit announced Monday.
“Women in Delhi would be able to travel free in DTC buses on Raksha Bandhan day. The decision has been taken to ensure that women can easily reach their brothers’ place,” Dikshit told reporters.

She said women will be allowed to ride free in all ordinary DTC buses and the green low-floor buses till 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Raksha Bandhan celebrates the ties of love between brothers and sisters. On the occasion, a sister ties a rakhi (thread) on her brother’s wrist and in turn he gives her gifts and vows to protect her.

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