Himachal offers Muslim women free bus ride on Eid

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 13:40 hrs

Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) Muslim women in Himachl Pradesh will be allowed to travel free within the state on state roadways buses on the Eid-ul-Azha festival, the government said Tuesday.

Free traveling facility on Himachal Road Transportation Corporation (HRTC) buses would be extended to Muslim women on Wednesday, Transport Minister G.S. Bali said in a statement.

Earlier, the government has allowed the women to travel free in HRTC buses on Raksha Bandhan and Karva Chauth.

The HRTC has a fleet of over 2,200 buses.

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