Free bus travel for girl students in Haryana from new year

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Free bus travel for girl students in Haryana from new year
Chandigarh, Jan 1: In a new year bonanza for girl students in Haryana, the state government will provide free travel facility to them in the state owned buses.

Free passes will be issued to all the girls of Haryana studying in various schools, colleges and institutes in the state and are recognised by the state government or are affiliated with any University or Board in the state, transport minister Aftab Ahmed said here today.

Haryana is infamous for its skewed sex ratio. However, students of distance learning mode will not be get the benefit of the scheme.

"The educational centres, coaching and study centres, distance learning centres and franchise centres of HARTRON and other centres which are affiliated with the universities of other states and are not recognised by the Haryana Government would not be covered under this policy," the minister said.

The passes will be issued for a maximum limit of 60 km on half-yearly basis on the recommendation of the authorities of the school, or college or institution.

The concerned school or college or institution would supply to the concerned Depot of Haryana Roadways a list of the girl students along with an attested copy of the recognition or affiliation certificate issued by the competent authority.

The passes will be issued by the respective General Manager or an officer designated by him as per the list supplied by the school, college or institution, he said.


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