Free bus pass tokens for elderly in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has announced a free bus travel scheme for the elderly. The project will start in Chennai and spread to other parts of the state depending on the popularity. The scheme will come to effect from February 24, which is also Jayalalithaa’s birthday.

The elderly will now be able to travel freely in non-air-conditioned government buses. Senior citizens above 60 years can apply for 10 tokens a month.

This was a promise her party had made during the election campaign. The government website will have information relating to the scheme.