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article Posted by Business Standard on Sunday, January 29, 2019 10:59:02Today, the government is set to introduce a new ordinance that will enable people to wear shorts on trains, buses, ferries, lorries, taxis, public transport and in other public spaces in the country.
The ordinance is likely to be taken up in Parliament on January 26.
The new law, which was brought by the railway ministry, will enable all citizens to wear trousers for public transport, buses and ferries.
“A person will be able to wear a short-sleeved shirt or trousers as long as he is wearing trousers.
This will be in accordance with the current fashion,” said railway secretary Rajesh Kumar.
According to the railway department, the new ordinance will be effective from January 1.
“The ordinance is expected to have a beneficial impact on people’s health, comfort and hygiene.
People will be allowed to wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, scarves and jackets on trains and buses,” said a railway department official.
The ordinance has been approved by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), which regulates railway fares and rates.
The railway department has also decided to make public transport fares free for all classes of people from January 10.
The department is expected on Wednesday to give a notification that the ordinance will become effective from July 1.