NEW DELHI: The central government will soon announce concession in Delhi Metro fares for students and senior citizens as a technology-based solution has been found to implement the same, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Monday. In an interview to , the Union housing and urban affairs minister said that the relief can also be extended to passengers of other categories, but it would be need-based. Currently, no discount on fares is offered for any category of passengers on the Delhi Metro. “We are ready with technology-based solution to provide relief to students and senior citizens travelling on metro trains. The central government will implement it appropriately,” Puri said. In June this year, the Arvind Kejriwal government announced free-travel for women in Delhi Metro and buses in the national capital. Puri said he was not against free-travel for women in metro trains but this should be need-based. “Our scheme will also cover most girl students and female senior citizens. We want to implement it through technology-based solution, so that there is no misuse of the facility,” he said. A technology-based solution will assure that benefits reach the targeted group and is not misused, Puri said. According to the Union… Read full this story
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