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Haryana govt to double limit of free travel facility to girl students

This decision will benefit 2.15 lakh girl students of universities and professional colleges in the state.

india Updated: May 29, 2017 22:06 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
The decision will cause an annual additional financial burden of about Rs 7.68 crore to the state exchequer, it added.
The decision will cause an annual additional financial burden of about Rs 7.68 crore to the state exchequer, it added. (Representative image )
         

The Haryana government has decided to more than double the limit of free travel facility in the state roadways buses for girl students of universities and professional colleges.

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved a proposal to increase this limit from 60 to 150 kilometres, an official release said here on Monday . This decision will benefit 2.15 lakh girl students of universities and professional colleges in the state.

The decision will cause an annual additional financial burden of about Rs 7.68 crore to the state exchequer, it added.

First Published: May 29, 2017 22:06 IST