The Punjab Cabinet approved the proposal that will let all women travel for free in all Government run buses in the state from April 1, 2021.
This will benefit over 1.31 crore women/girls across the state. Women can travel for free in Government owned buses including Punjab Roadways Transport Corporation (PRTC), Punjab Roadways Buses (PUNBUS) and City Bus Services operated by local bodies.
The scheme is not valid for Government-owned AC buses, Volvo buses and HVAC buses. Aadhar card, voter card or any other proof of residence in Punjab would be required to avail the facility.
This scheme is expected to reduce female drop-out in schools and also facilitate working women who have to travel to reach their workplace.