Appearing rapidly on its ballot ensures in Telangana, the brand new Congress authorities within the state has rolled out the free bus service for ladies. Nevertheless, it is going to be a giant monetary problem for the brand new authorities to satisfy all its pre-election guarantees given the state’s financial well being.
School college students Sara and her buddies are thrilled now that bus rides are free for ladies within the state.
“That is very thrilling and helpful not only for younger college students and professionals but additionally for older ladies,” Sara mentioned.
“It is going to actually assist younger ladies from middle-class households to journey with out worrying about cash whether or not it’s to schools or to seek out jobs,” mentioned Pooja Yadav, a university scholar.
Inside two days of taking oath because the Chief Minister, Revanth Reddy applied two of the Congress ensures – free bus journey for ladies and rising the medical health insurance restrict to Rs 10 lakh. The launch coincided with Sonia Gandhi’s birthday.
The way in which Sonia Gandhi fulfilled her assure of the formation of Telangana state, the Congress authorities would try to make Telangana a state recognized for folks’s welfare and improvement by implementing the six ballot ‘ensures’ inside 100 days, Mr Reddy mentioned.
He referred to as December 9 a day of pageant for Telangana because it was on December 9, 2009, that the then UPA authorities had introduced the formation of Telangana.
It was Sonia Gandhi who made Telangana state a actuality like a mom as per folks’s aspirations, he mentioned.
Chatting with NDTV, Telangana’s Transport Minister Ponnam Prabhakar mentioned: “We’re very completely satisfied we may fulfill two guarantees in two days… Because the Transport Minister, I’m thrilled that girls can now take bus rides without cost.”
The free rides in authorities buses will price the Telangana authorities as much as Rs 6 crore a day and roughly Rs 2,500 crore a yr. The federal government is attempting to evaluate the monetary burden of implementing the opposite pre-poll ensures.
Senior Telangana Minister Uttam Kumar Reddy lashed out on the earlier BRS authorities for leaving “the coffers empty”.
“What we’re realising is that the BRS authorities was mendacity. They’ve left the coffers empty. However we’re dedicated to fulfilling our ensures inside 100 days,” he mentioned.
The Congress authorities intends to launch a white paper on how the state went from surplus to huge money owed between 2014 and 2023.