Lucknow, August 10: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday announced that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state will provide free rides to women on all the state transport corporation buses and city buses on August 15 on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and Independence Day. This facility will be provided from mid-night of August 14 to midnight of August 15. Raksha Bandhan 2019: Bijnor Goes Eco-Friendly With Cow Dung Rakhis.
Swatantradev Singh, the Minister for State Transport (Independent Charge) has also directed concerned officials to make special arrangements for buses to facilitate the commuters to reach their destination on time. There will be also adequate security on the buses. Rakhi DIY Ideas for Raksha Bandhan 2019.
Tweet by ANI:
CM Yogi Adityanath: On the ocassion of #RakshaBandhan, state govt has decided that all the state transport corporation buses&city buses will provide free service from 14th August midnight to 15th August midnight) to women. They will also be given adequate security in the buses. pic.twitter.com/BjRLC84Y0V
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 10, 2019
The state government will also arrange extra buses from August 13 to 18 for places, including Saharanpur, Delhi, Meerut, Moradabad, Agra, Lucknow, Bareilly, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Prayagraj and Gorakhpur, along with other major cities.
Meanwhile, the Yogi government has cancelled the leaves of police officials and other related government departments till August 15, to maintain law and order during Raksha Bandhan 2019.