With Rakshabandhan just around the corner, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday announced free bus rides for women for 48 hours in the northern state.
The announcement is CM Yogi’s gift to females of the state on the occasion of Rakshabandhan.
“On the occasion of Rakshabandhan, the Uttar Pradesh State Transport Corporation should provide free travel facility in buses for the safe travel of all the women of the state,” tweeted the office of CM Yogi.
The unique move became even more rare with the state chief adding that the females can travel free for 48 hours, starting from August 10 midnight till August 12 midnight.
The move comes with an aim to mark the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava’, and the free bus travel facility will be available to women across the state for a period of 48 hours.
Earlier, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday urged everyone to uphold the dignity of women and ensure a safe environment for them at all times.