Luxembourg becomes first country to make public transport free

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News:Luxembourg has announced to make all forms of public transport free starting March 2020.

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  • The decision was taken to reduce the traffic congestion and in turn reduce Emissions.
  • Under this,all forms of Public transport will be free which will be funded by the taxpayers.This will help low earners save money and burden is shouldered by the better off population.

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Similar Initiatives in India:

  • In 2019,the Government of Delhi had started a similar initiative when it announced free bus rides for women.
  • The initiative has boosted women ridership but it has financially drained the Delhi Transport Corporation(DTC).