When you travel alone by the Metro, there are a lot of things you can do. You could listen to music, play games, read a book, complete assignments or simply watch other people go about their lives.
The steps taken on this Women’s Day are to ensure an increase in menstrual hygiene and would lead to a surge in the number of female passengers.
Delhi government at the beginning of June announced that it wants to make the commute easier for women in the capital by making even Delhi Metro free for them.
Since when the Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government has announced that it would roll out a plan to make all…
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in Lok Sabha denies that Union Government has any proposal for free rides for women in Delhi Metro.
Those who argue against the decision by equating subsidy as necessarily ‘bad’, also miss the point that Delhi Metro and DTC are public run institutions. They shouldn’t be run by the government to solicit profit rather to provide facility to all.
As a woman, I am very offended by such offers and I’ll tell you why. First of all, we have to reconfirm the basic funda that there’s nothing like a “free lunch”. Go back to your economics books guys. Free is one of the biggest myths of the commercial era, writes Gunjan.
When women friendly policies are announced, the first response is to rejoice. However, over the years, most of these policies have focused on offering subsidies and incentives, and barely any have dealt with the root cause of the problem, writes Sohini Bhattacharya.
Some have argued that this initiative disadvantages under-privileged men who do not get the same benefit. I believe that this issue has to be looked at separately and in no way is harmful to men.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that his government has proposed to make public transport free for women. he move is being implemented as a safety measure. But is gender a fair parameter to decide who deserves such an exemption?
The AAP, is planning to provide free travelling facility on the metro and bus transport system for women in Delhi. A good step say women.
Metro station and the subways can be some of the most unsafe spaces in the capital city. To tackle the…