01/11/2016 8:37 AM IST | Updated 01/11/2016 8:44 AM IST

Delhi Govt Announces Free Travel For Women In All DTC Buses On 'Bhai Dooj'

Bhai Dooj treat.


NEW DELHI -- On the occasion of Bhai Dooj, the Delhi Government on Tuesday has announced free travel for women and girls throughout the day on all Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses.

Delhi Transport Minister Satyendar Jain announced that all AC, non-AC and cluster buses will provide free travel facility.

Jain said the decision has been taken to allow women and girls to travel without any hassle throughout the day to meet their family members and celebrate Bhai Dooj.

He said all necessary formalities have been completed in this regard and relevant orders issued to the concerned officials for implementation.

On the day of the festival, sisters invite their brothers for a lavish meal often including their favourite dishes. The whole ceremony signifies the duty of a brother to protect his sister, as well as a sister's blessings for her brother.

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