1. 50 percent concession in Haryana Roadways buses to any destination for senior citizens

50 percent concession in Haryana Roadways buses to any destination for senior citizens

To facilitate senior citizens, the Haryana government has decided to allow a concession of 50 per cent in the fares of state roadways buses to any destination, including those in other states.

By: | Chandigarh | Published: June 22, 2017 9:39 PM
Haryana government has decided to allow a concession of 50 per cent in the fares of state roadways buses. (Source: IE)

To facilitate senior citizens, the Haryana government has decided to allow a concession of 50 per cent in the fares of state roadways buses to any destination, including those in other states. At a meeting held here, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar also directed the officers to abolish bus pass service for Haryana Roadways for the staff of the chief minister and other ministers working in the Haryana civil secretariat, an official release said. “Passengers availing any concession in the fare of Haryana Roadways buses will have to procure e-ticket through Aadhaar-based biometric identification. This will ensure that the facilities are not misused. This scheme will be implemented within the next four months,” an official release said. The decision was mentioned at a meeting of the transport department presided over by Khattar here today, it said.

Transport minister Krishan Lal Panwar was also present in the meeting, the release said. The chief minister said that while 50 per cent concession in fare was already being given to men aged 65 years and above and women aged 60 years and above for intra-state travel in the buses of Haryana Roadways, this facility would now be extended to include inter-state travel. He directed the officers to issue a notification to this effect at the earliest. He also directed the appointment of drivers and conductors in Haryana Roadways buses through outsourcing until recruitment is carried out, so that all routes may be covered.

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    KASHMIR SINGH
    Aug 17, 2017 at 6:52 am
    I NAME KASHMIR SINGH RESIDENC YAMUNA NAGAR WITH A VALID SENIOR CITIZEN ID GOT HARYANA ROADWAYS BUS NO. HR-37D/0628 FROM AMBALA TO BEAS. THE CONCERN BUS CONDUCTOR SAID ON DATE 17/08/2017 THAT THERE IS NO CONCESSION IN FARE FOR ANY DESTINATION OUTSIDE THE HARYANA. HE SHOW ME A NOTIFICATION DT. 2014 CHARGED FULL FARE FROM ME. MENTALLY HARASSMENT I GOT THIS IS TOTALLY SHAMEFULL
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      Vyasamoorthy
      Jun 23, 2017 at 1:11 pm
      As the Central govt is moving towards 60 as the uniform criteria to all govt benefits, someone should take it up Haryana Govt about reducing the age limit to 60. I am all appreciative of Haryana govt extending many benefits to the elderly as may be read in my blog: : seniorcitizensdiscounts. /
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