This providing free rides does not encourage or promote women empowerment in any way. Even the women are very rich will make use of such freebies and how will that help women who are really poor and helpless? how will government earn much needed revenues. He should instead invest in reaching out to men and trying to change their outlook towards women and so help curb eveteasing and sexual violent crimes against women. I feel that Kejriwal really needs to get his head examined.
Rajasthan have not single day when news paper have not news of sex abuse. But here government is busy in reviewing of clean sweep in parliament election.
It is sadly the sane situation in other states as well. Most elected leaders are busy trying to hold on to their chairs and any other commitment is never a concern until it is election time.
Situation in Rajasthan is more bad after congress government. After throne in they we busy in celebration. After it they were busy in parliament election and now they are busy in reviewing. Many part of state is facing water problem, this government is doing only one thing and it is reverting decision of prev. BJP Government.
1. Tax burden on one gender regardless of their earning capacity.
2. One gender remaining irresponsible citizen due to lack of paying for stuff.
3. Freebies affecting infrastructure more than expected.
4. By giving stuff for free people value those things less.
So in general this can be more of damage than the solution.
Those are valid points.
I have not read the article myself. But one article in Hindu has come in support of it and it has elaborated how well it can be implemented. It also sadi some say from Metro. I got to know of this from one of the members on other site and I have still not got hold of that article. So I can not say much.
But even otherwise I would say that this will definitely be misused by rich women.
And I do feel so that free rides in public transport is not a good idea at all. Even the most developed countries don't do so. They charge a low amount. One needs money to pay to the staff and to maintain the facilities. And nothing should be provided free.
I am open to experience what life's mystery bag holds for me