<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a move that will gladden the hears of Delhiā€™s senior citizens, the government has announced free bus rides for senior citizens for one day. The move comes on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons on October 1 on Sunday.In a statement, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot directed the Delhi Transport Corporation and the Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System to allow senior free rides on that day and ensure they do not face any problems.Senior citizens can avail of the free rides by producing ID proofs such as passport, driving licence, PAN card, Aadhaar card, pension book, school certificate and birth certificate.The United Nations General Assembly in 1990 designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons.Interestingly in March this year, prior to the civic polls, the Delhi government had announced that it would provide free rides in DTC and cluster buses for senior citizens and students up to 21 years of age, as well as a hefty concession in monthly passes for women commuters.

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