NMMT of­fers women 50% dis­count on ticket fares

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Sang­hami­tra Sengupta sang­hami­tra.sengupta@hin­dus­tan­times.com

On March 8, women com­muters trav­el­ling on Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Trans­port’s (NMMT) reg­u­lar and AC-Volvo buses will have to pay half the ticket price.

The of­fer is a small way to make the day spe­cial for women com­muters, said stand­ing com­mit­tee chair­per­son Ne­tra Shirke and NMMT chair­man Sabu Daniel, who came up with the idea.

“The NMMT has al­ways been find­ing ways to bet­ter serve com­muters. We have been think­ing of in­no­va­tive ideas to en­gage more peo­ple into us­ing pub­lic trans­port. With In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day round the cor­ner, we thought it would be apt to give women 50% dis­count on the ticket fare for a day,” said Daniel.

“The ini­tia­tive aims to do some­thing spe­cial for women in the city and also urge more com­muters to opt for the NMMT bus ser­vices. If we get a favourable re­sponse, this ini­tia­tive will be un­der­taken ev­ery year,” said Shirke.

It’s not only women com­muters, the NMMT also has plans to show their ap­pre­ci­a­tion to their women em­ploy­ees.

The NMMT ad­min­is­tra­tion will or­gan­ise fun ac­tiv­i­ties at a spe­cial func­tion for its women em­ploy­ees at the Turbhe bus ter­mi­nus on March 7.

On the day, out­stand­ing women em­ploy­ees will also be re­warded for their ef­forts.

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