Punjab government is giving away bikes and scooties on easy installments to female students from the start of 2019.
The announcement has come in a bid to provide transport facilities to females. Chairman Punjab Education Foundation, Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi, said that the scheme will kickstart in the advent of 2019.
He said that the government will provide cycles to the male students while giving traveling vouchers to the female students. Moreover, it will provide scooties to degree and university students.
To provide relief to the students, the government will provide these vehicles on easy installments, said the Chairman.
Abbasi further told that the traveling vouchers will be for the metric and intermediate female students. This initiative is to ensure that the students reach school on time without spending much on pick and drop.
He said that there are around 50 million students studying in 53,000 schools and 550 colleges across the province. Moreover, the use of scooties among women is becoming popular as it is economical and an easy way of transportation.
The PEF Chairman further said that the working women also require a cheaper and easier mode of transportation.
It is pertinent to mention here that former chief minister, Shehbaz Sharif, had launched a scheme named Women on Wheels under Punjab government’s ‘Subsidized Motorcycle Scheme for Women’. The scheme aimed at empowering the women and enabling them to claim back control of the public places.