Kejriwal’s promise to the women of Delhi may get stuck in the pipeline

Not surprising at all

While the idea to completely incentivise the use of public transport for women is bold, the Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs – Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri has accused the AAP govt of making false promises. 

In his statement, he accuses CM Kejriwal of advertising this scheme without carrying out a feasibility study and consulting with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) or the concerned Ministries. He suggests that the Govt of Delhi cannot afford to incur such a loss of revenue (approx. 700-800 crore from female passengers) since they are already in debt. 

However, CM Kejriwal thinks he won’t need any permissions and his team want to implement this scheme within 2-3 months. 

The people of Delhi had a mixed reaction to this announcement. While some of them termed it as an empowering decision (for women), others termed it as a political gimmick (with elections approaching).

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