Karnataka’s Shakti Scheme 1 year old: 225 cr free rides for women

Congress announced the scheme in the run-up to the 2023 Assembly polls. It launched the initiative within 25 days of coming to power.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 11, 2024 | 12:30 PMUpdatedJun 11, 2024 | 12:30 PM

Members of the Congress government in Karnataka launch the Shakti Scheme on 11 July, 2024.

Karnataka’s Shakti Scheme has completed one year. Over 225 crore free rides have been taken by women under Shakti Scheme since its launch in Karnataka. On average, 18.1 lakh women travelled free under the Shakti scheme between June and 31 March, 2024. The state government spent ₹434.11 crore every month for the implementation of the scheme during the period.

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