free bus ride rules for women: Delhi law dept

Delhi: Four days before the rollout of the free travel for women in buses scheme on October 29, the Delhi Law Department has written to Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, pointing out the “need” for the Lt-Governor’s “prior sanction” before issuing a notification amending the relevant regulations.

Gahlot, however, told The Indian Express that the relevant files will not be sent to the L-G as “it does not fall under the area of reserved subjects like police, public order and land”.

Sources said Agarwal has cited provisions of the Road Transport Corporation Act, 1950, in making his point.  According to Section 45 of the Act, which deals with the power of the corporation to make regulations, “A Corporation may, with the previous sanction of the State Government and by notification in the Official Gazette, make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act and the rules made thereunder for administration of the affairs of the Corporation”.