Last Updated: June 11, 2023, 09:09 IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is set to launch the ‘Shakti Scheme’ on Sunday under which, women will travel for free in state-run buses. The Congress government will launch the ‘Shakti Scheme’ across the state, the first of five guarantees promised before elections, at 11 am today.
According to the Chief Minister’s office, Siddaramaiah will board a Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus number around 11 am at the Majestic bus station and assume the role of a conductor.
During the journey to Vidhana Soudha, the chief minister will distribute ‘Shakti smart cards’ to women passengers.
Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar, who is in Ujjain to offer prayers at the Mahakaleshwar temple, said the state government is going to implement all five promises soon.
“Mahakaleshwar has given as a govt to serve, the people of Karnataka, I had come here before the election as well…today we’re launching a great programme, free buses for all the women of Karnataka. We’re going to implement all 5 promises that were given,” DKS said.
#WATCH | …”Mahakaleshwar has given us a govt to serve, the people of Karnataka, I had come here before the election as well…today we’re launching a great programme, free buses for all the women of Karnataka. We’re going to implement all 5 promises that were given”: Karnataka… pic.twitter.com/EuGY9zkXjq— ANI MP/CG/Rajasthan (@ANI_MP_CG_RJ) June 11, 2023
CM Siddaramaiah also directed that the scheme be launched by the ministers and legislators in their respective districts and constituencies.