Delhi buses witness 10 pc rise in female commuters since free-ride scheme launch

Ever since the implementation of the Delhi government's free-ride scheme for women, the number of female commuters in public buses in the national capital has jumped by nearly 10 per cent, official data released on Wednesday showed. Female commuters earlier used to form 33 per cent of the daily ridership in public buses, it said, adding that in 22 days since the implementation of the scheme, the ridership of women passengers has jumped to around 44 per cent.

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