New Delhi, For 39-year-old house help Sunita, work opportunities were limited to her area as she could not afford travelling even in the public transport, but Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s announcement of free travel for women in public buses came as a relief because now she can travel to the nearby areas without spending money.
“I stay in Mayur Vihar and was till now working as a house help in the nearby residences. While my friends who can afford travelling used to get more money by working in the flats. I tried working there earlier as well but the walking used to exhaust me. Now, I use the bus for travelling and go to the flats for work. I am now paid more, and I also don’t have to invest in travelling,” she said flaunting her pink ticket.
She said her husband died two years back and now she has the responsibility of running the house, having two sons and her parents-in-law.
Sunita was among the numerous women who used to avoid going far away from their homes as the travel expense was unaffordable.
On October 29, Kejriwal had made the travel free for women in all DTC and cluster buses. When a woman boards a bus, she can buy a ticket, if she wishes to. Otherwise, the conductor gives a pink ticket to her free of cost...