Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Monday said it has increased the travelling distance limit of free bus pass facility from 60 kilometres to 150 kilometres for female students studying in universities and colleges.
While stating this, Transport Minister Krishan Lal Panwar said that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has given approval to this effect.
Mr Panwar said that information was also received on CM Web Portal that some educational institutes at district
headquarters are located at a distance more than 60 kilometres as per which the girl students of these areas are not taking benefit of free bus pass facility being given to them.
The Minister said that this decision would further promote the education of girls and will help in achieving the
target of Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao programme.