Women to travel free of cost on Raksha Bandan: CM

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Dehra Dun, Jul 24 (UNI) Uttarakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri has announced free travel facilities for all women of this state as a special treat on Raksha Bandan.

'' On the festival of Raksha Bandan, all women would have the privilege to travel free of cost anywhere in state roadway transport buses'', Mr Khanduri declared at a rally held here yesterday.

He also announced group insurances for aganwadi workers and extended facilities in girl hostels.

The rally was organised by women groups to express their gratitude to the state government for allocating them 50 per cent reservation in the forthcoming three-tier Panchayati Raj elections.

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