Girl students to get free transportation soon in Haryana
Chhatra Parivahan Suraksha scheme would be launched for girl students this year to provide them free transportation to their educational institutions, said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
Considering their safety, the Education Department would arrange private vehicles to ferry girl students to their schools or colleges. Khattar made this announcement while addressing a gathering after launching the Jagriti project meant for the safety of girls.
“The Chhatra Privahan Suraksha scheme has been formulated keeping in mind risks to girl students while they commute to their educational institutions. Villages that have no bus facility will benefit from the scheme. Girl students in a group can give an application to their school or college head to avail of the scheme. Auto-rickshaws or buses, according to the requirement, will be provided to them free of cost,” said Khattar.
He said that his government was committed to ensuring the safety of women and girls in the state and hence taking effective steps in this direction. The government was also mulling over forming Durga Shakti Force comprising policewomen to check crime against women. The plan would be finalised soon, he added.