New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation made a proposal for the ‘free travel scheme for women’ in Delhi Metro and has handed over the proposal to the ruling party Aam Aadmi Party.
According to the information received, DMRC is working in two ways to give this facility to the women. The way which the Chief Minister liked the way in which the Pink token will be given to women.
If this was agreed between the Delhi Government and the DMRC, then the scheme could be starting in about eight months.
These are the two ways of free travelling scheme for women
According to the proposal sent by the DMRC to the government, in a first way, women will be able to use both token and card.
For this, the Delhi Metro has to change the entire software system. It will take more than a year.
The other way is to give Pink token to women also the entrance to women will be different at the station.
Why did Kejriwal like another way?
While informing about the proposal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal cleared that the second method of DMRC is much better because this will not only separate token counters and welding machines for women, but the entry gate will also be different.
This token will be given to women for free. There will also be no need to make changes to the software.
The Chief Minister stated that Delhi Metro has asked for 8 months to implement this. But the government wants to implement it as soon as possible.
For this, the DMRC officials will be consulted. Because the token window has to be started at 170 metro stations as well as with the introduction of Pink token for this. In fact, the token window has been closed at these stations.
Government has to pay 1556 crores
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that according to the Delhi Metro 30% of women run in the metro.
The number of women passengers is expected to increase by 15% when the scheme will start.
Delhi government will have to pay approximately Rs 1556 crore in order to start this scheme.