This kind of decision has been taken especially for urban people during festivals.
Surat : Keeping in view the festival of Diwali, efforts have been started to provide facilities to the citizens. Especially during the festival of Diwali, people in Surat city go back and forth to each other’s family houses. In such a situation, women and children can also go to their destination, the standing committee chairman has informed the commissioner. It is necessary to make arrangements for women and children to visit other family members living in their town during the festival of Diwali. On Diwali, women also go to the market in large numbers for shopping. The Standing Committee Chairman has informed the Commissioner to make arrangements for the free passage of women to their destination at the time of Diwali. It has also been suggested that women and children up to 15 years of age can travel on city buses and BRTS buses for free.
Moreover, standing committee chairman Rajan Patel said that during Diwali, women go out of the house for shopping. Also many women whose father side family members is also in the city. They move there during Diwali. Their children also come and go with them. A decision has been taken to allow women and children up to 15 years of age to travel free of charge, especially in view of the festival of Diwali. Our aim is to ensure that as many people as possible benefit from the city’s services. This kind of decision has been taken especially for urban people during festivals.