Free metro ride for women, No proposal received: Hardeep Singh Puri

Mr. Puri added that he had said in Parliament that he wanted to provide special discounted fares to senior citizens and students for metro travel and DMRC was preparing the technology for the same.

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Free metro ride for women
Free metro ride for women

DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Government of Delhi didn’t send any proposal for giving free Metro rides for women to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) or the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) so far, Union Minister of MoHUA Hardeep Puri Said on Thursday.

On May 3, 2019, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced that APP government had proposed to free Travel for women in Metro Train and Buses.

Discounted Fares for Sr. Citizens and Students

Mr. Puri added that he had said in Parliament that he wanted to provide special discounted fares to senior citizens and students for metro travel and DMRC was preparing the technology for the same.

“With Mr. Kejriwal, I have a healthy ongoing debate. He has a ₹50,000-crore budget. The budget is not being spent on sanitation, Ayushman Bharat, etc. But, he wants to give a ₹1,200 crore or ₹2,000-crore subsidy. There should be a debate on this. The BJP, we are all for women. But schemes are not made like this, that first, you announce and then make the proposal. We have not received any proposal, nor has the DMRC,” he said.

Calls them disruptions

Mr. Puri was referring to the Delhi Assembly elections, which are expected early 2020, and the Lok Sabha election, in which AAP was at third place in the majority of Delhi’s seven seats. He said he had written several letters to the Delhi government about various projects, but the AAP dispensation had not used the funds allocated in time.

“Arvind Kejriwal has a problem of a different kind. He will take out a full page advertisement saying something is starting in two or three months, but the proposal has not even been made,” he said.

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