Karnataka Announces Free Bus Travel ‘Shakti’ Scheme for Women

Karnataka Announces Free Bus Travel ‘Shakti’ Scheme for Women

Karnataka State Transport Bus

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The Karnataka government has announced a free bus travel scheme for women, called Shakti. The scheme will be launched on June 10, 2023, and will be available to all women residing in Karnataka.

To avail the scheme, women will need to show their Aadhaar card or any other government-issued ID card when boarding a bus. The scheme will be applicable for all government-run buses, as well as private buses that have agreed to participate in the scheme.

The government has said that the scheme is aimed at providing safe and affordable transportation to women. It is also expected to boost the economy by encouraging women to participate in the workforce.

The scheme has been welcomed by women’s groups and activists. They have said that the scheme will empower women and make them more independent.

However, some have raised concerns about the cost of the scheme. The government has said that the scheme will cost around Rs 1,000 crore per year. It has also said that it will be funded through a combination of taxes and government borrowing.

The scheme is expected to be a major boost for women in Karnataka. It will provide them with safe and affordable transportation, and it will help them to participate more fully in the economy.

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