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Fair Fares: Towards Gender-Inclusive Public Transport

Tue, 20/02/2024 - 14:36

CAG surveyed 3000 women across 6 cities to understand the impact of the fare-free public transport scheme for women launched by the Tamil Nadu government. The study found that women were able to save an average of  Rs 601 to Rs 800 per month as a result of this scheme. Additionally, the study highlighted that the saved transportation expenses were predominantly invested in the family. Find out more from the full report.

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Sustainable Transport - Fair Fares: Poor time keeping

Mon, 08/01/2024 - 11:33
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While #women are overwhelmingly appreciative of the fare free scheme in the state, they would also like for issues around poor time keeping, low frequency & crowding to be addressed. Offering free services which are also excellent in terms of consistency & quality would truly befit a pioneering service such as this. Full report out soon! Follow us to learn more. #PinkPerundhu #FreeBus

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Sustainable Transport - Fair fares: Still some way to go.

Mon, 01/01/2024 - 15:55
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CAG’s study found that male passengers labelled women as freeloaders. However, it's essential to acknowledge that women tend to invest their savings in their families. Full report out soon! Follow us to learn more.

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Sustainable Transport - Fair Fares: Better access; fewer barriers

Mon, 18/12/2023 - 12:30
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Access to fresh air is crucial for both genders. CAG's study found that women are now using the free bus service for leisure activities. This boosts women's mental well-being and fosters positive family relationships. Full report out soon! Follow us to learn more.

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Sustainable Transport - Fair fares: Ticket to women's empowerment

Mon, 11/12/2023 - 11:42
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Women's transportation needs often takes a backseat among family priorities. Along with the disproportionate load of domestic duties that they shoulder, it is extremely challenging for women to work outside the home. CAG's study found that the fare free bus scheme reduced the barriers somewhat. Full report out soon! Follow us to learn more.

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Sustainable Transport - Fair Fares: Savings from the free bus scheme

Mon, 04/12/2023 - 14:42
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CAG’s study on Tamil Nadu’s fare free bus for women scheme found that women saved, on average, Rs 601 to Rs 800 per month. They used this money for their family -on household needs, education, and healthcare. Full report out soon! Follow us to learn more.

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Sustainable Transport - Tamil Nadu's fare-free public transport scheme for women

Mon, 27/11/2023 - 10:38
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Get ready to discover the impact of Tamil Nadu's groundbreaking fare-free public transport scheme for women, launched on International Women’s Day 2021. This initiative marked a significant step towards gender-inclusive transportation. Uncover insights on its successes and criticisms, as this study charts the path for fostering a resilient public transport system, aiming to become the preferred mode of travel for the majority.

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