NEW DELHI: The government of Kejriwal on Wednesday launched the ‘free bus pass’ initiative as a Labor Day gift to all construction workers in the nation’s capital. The proposed program will help construction workers reduce their costs associated with business travel within the city.
This is in addition to the 14 existing welfare schemes of the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board for construction workers. “Our construction workers are nation builders and play a crucial role in the economic prosperity of the country,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said as he launched the program and presented passes to the 100 construction workers.
Manish Sisodia said: “In Delhi, only a few construction workers get accommodation close to their construction site while many others travel to the construction site or commute to work from the outskirts of the national capital. ‘a heavy price they have to pay while traveling for work.’
“To put an end to the problems with traveling construction workers, the government of Kejriwal has started a free bus pass scheme. Now they will get free passes and rides to work on the buses of DTC across the city,” he added.
Delhi has 12 lakh construction workers, of which 10 lakh are registered with the DBOCWWB.