Himachal approves 50% bus fare concession for women


The Himachal Pradesh cabinet decided to provide 50 per cent concession in fare to women passengers in Himachal Road Transport Corporation ordinary intra state buses. An announcement in this regard was made by Chief Minister Jai ram Thakur on the occasion of Himachal Day on April 15 at Chamba.

The Cabinet also gave its approval to provide government guarantee in favour of HRTC for raising term loan of Rs. 160 crore to buy 360 new buses and other transport vehicles.

It also decided to provide free domestic water supply facility to the people in the rural areas from May 1. The Cabinet gave its approval to provide two free gas cylinders to the beneficiaries of Mukhya Mantri Grihini Suvidha Yojna in addition to the refill provided at the time of gas connection.

It gave its approval for grant of Child Adoption Leave upto 12 weeks to the regular female employees of the state government.