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Telangana's free bus travel initiative echoes Tamil Nadu's model

Telangana's free bus travel initiative echoes Tamil Nadu's model

As Telangana's chief minister, Revanth Reddy took office he signed the first of the six promises made by the Congress party in its manifesto. One of them is the free bus transportation offered to women and people of third gender,  dubbed the 'Mahal Lakshmi Free Bus' initiative.
This afternoon, Chief Minister Revanth Reddy officially launched the project. What else makes this scheme unique, do you know? According to information provided, this free travel program for women is valid on all government buses, including BalleVelugu, Metro Express, Express, and City Ordinary buses. 
Within Telangana state's borders, women and people of third gender can travel free. It has been announced that they would receive a "Zero Ticket," much like in Tamil Nadu.
While the Tamil Nadu government's successful policy has been replicated by the Telangana government, the latter provides greater advantages than the latter. 
That is to say, ladies can ride free on government city buses in Tamilnadu. 
Express and long-distance buses do not accept this free ticket travel. On the other hand, Telangana has declared free travel for women on all kinds of government buses.
It is admirable that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin has established a free bus travel program for women. Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy has also signed and put into effect right away the scheme as promised by the Congress party. 
Undoubtedly, the forthcoming legislative elections will reflect the popularity of the economic development initiatives of the Dravida model regime, spearheaded by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin in Tamil Nadu, including women's rights and free bus travel!