Karnataka Shakti Scheme 2023 | Women to Get Free of Cost Bus Service across Karnataka 

Women have played a crucial role in influencing and molding societies and cultures across the annals of history. Their noteworthy contributions span diverse fields, and their advocacy for rights and equality has been a significant force. Whether in politics, science, literature, or art, women have left an enduring imprint on the global landscape. Recognizing their pivotal role in society and addressing the challenges they encounter daily, the Karnataka government has introduced the Karnataka Shakti Scheme. This article aims to delve deeper into the Shakti Scheme details.

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What is the Karnataka Shakti Scheme?

The Karnataka Shakti Scheme facilitates cost-free bus travel for women residing in Karnataka. The initiative is open to female residents of Karnataka, and within a three-month window, applications for the Shakti Smart Card can be submitted through the Seva Sindhu Portal. Further details about the scheme are available on the official website.

In the state of Karnataka, approximately 4,24,60,089 women commuters utilize the services of buses operated by the Karnataka government. To facilitate their transportation, the Government of Karnataka has introduced the Shakti Scheme 2023, offering complimentary bus services throughout the state.

Within the framework of this initiative, women beneficiaries traveling on Karnataka government-operated buses will incur no charges for their journeys. It is important to note that this scheme exclusively applies to buses under government administration and does not extend to privately operated buses. Let’s examine the key highlights of the Shakti Scheme 2023 to gain a better understanding of its provisions.

Karnataka Shakti Scheme 2023 Key Highlights
Karnataka Shakti Scheme 2023 Launch DateJune 11, 2023
Shakti Scheme 2023 Official Website Shakti Scheme Official Website
Karnataka Shakti Scheme ObjectiveTo provide free bus service to the women in Karnataka
Shakti Scheme No of Beneficiaries 4,24,60,089 women
Karnataka Shakti Scheme 2023 Beneficiaries Women of Karnataka 
Shakti Scheme check application status (online)Check Below
Shakti Scheme 2023 Mode of Application Online
Karnataka Shakti Scheme Smart Card Apply for Karnataka Shakti Smart Card here
Shakti Scheme 2023 Helpline Number 1902

Karnataka Shakti Scheme Objective

The primary objective of the Karnataka Shakti Scheme is to provide women in Karnataka with convenient and easily accessible transportation. By offering complimentary bus rides, the scheme aims to empower women and advance the cause of gender equality.

Karnataka Shakti Scheme 2023 Benefits

There are various benefits of the Shakti Scheme 2023. The Karnataka Government has announced this scheme which is loaded with numerous benefits. Some of the benefits of Karnataka Shakti Scheme 2023 have been provided below. 

  • Women of Karnataka will get a free pass to travel across the state. 
  • Women (including girls of 6 to 12 years of age)  can travel in government buses. 
  • Women beneficiaries can avail the free of cost bus service till they get a smart card by showing any photo identity proof.

Karnataka Shakti Scheme Eligibility Criteria 

In order to apply for the Karnataka Shakti Scheme 2023, you must check the Shakti Scheme eligibility criteria. Here are the Shakti Scheme 2023 eligibility criteria provided in the list below. 

  • You should be a Permanent Resident of Karnataka.
  • You should be a woman. Girls are to be between the age group of  6 and 12 years. 

Karnataka Shakti Scheme 2023 Documents Required

It is extremely important to check the documentation that is required to apply for the Shakti scheme 2023. The following documents are required to avail of the benefit of Free Bus Service till the issue of  Smart Card happens under Karnataka Shakti Scheme.

  • Applicants are obligated to furnish a valid government-issued ID card, such as a driver’s license or Aadhaar card, to substantiate their identity.
  • Moreover, proof of residence is mandatory, and this can be furnished in the form of an Aadhaar card, voter ID card, or utility bill.
  • Applicants are also required to submit a recent passport-sized photograph for identification purposes.
  • For transgender individuals, if applicable, a transgender certificate issued by the competent authority is necessary.

Karnataka Shakti Scheme Eligible Bus Service

The Karnataka Shakti Scheme permits travel on the following bus services:

1. Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC)

2. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)

3. North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC)

4. Kalyana Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (KKRTC).

Not Elgibile Bus Services

The following bus services are excluded from the Karnataka Shakti Scheme:

  • Rajahamsa
  • Non-AC sleeper
  • Vajra, Vayu Vajra
  • Airavat
  • Airavat Club Class
  • Airavat Gold Class
  • Ambari
  • Ambari Dream Class
  • Ambari Utsav Fly Bus
  • Airavat Gold Class
  • Ambari, Ambari Dream Class
  • Ambari Utsav Fly Bus
  • EV Power Plus

Karnataka Shakti Scheme Online Registration 

In order to apply for the Shakti Scheme 2023, you need to follow some steps. Before that, it is advised to check the Karnataka Shakti Scheme Eligibility Criteria. Also, check the required documents while applying for the Shakti Scheme 2023. The step-by-step process to apply for the Karnataka Shakti scheme Sakti Card is provided below. 

Online Application Form for Smart Card under Shakti Scheme of Karnataka Government is available on Seva Sindhu Portal

Karnataka shakti scheme Registration
  • After Registration, You have to log in on the same portal.
  • Upon logging in, you will be asked to fill out the Application Form for the Shakti Scheme Smart Card which you must do with utmost care. You also have to upload the required documents.
Karnataka shakti scheme
  • Click on the “Submit Button” and you are done.

Karnataka Shakti Scheme Check Status

To check the status of your Karnataka Shakti Yojana application, follow these steps:

Karnataka shakti scheme
  • Provide the required details, including department, service, and your application ID.
  • Click on the ‘check status‘ button.
  • Your application status will be displayed on your computer screen.

Karnataka Shakti Scheme Important Points

  • After submitting the application form, a verification process by the appropriate authorities is necessary, leading to a waiting period.
  • Upon successful verification, each eligible woman in the state of Karnataka will be issued a smart card, entitling her to complimentary bus rides.
  • While waiting for the smart card, women beneficiaries can access the free bus service by presenting any valid photo identification.
  • It’s important to note that the complimentary bus service is restricted to travel within the confines of Karnataka State and is applicable solely to buses operated by the Government of Karnataka.

Karnataka Shakti Scheme FAQs

I don’t have a SMART CARD right now, how can I avail the free ticket on Karnataka Bus Service?

You can avail the free tickets even when you don’t have a Shakti Smart Card. You just have to bring an Aadhar Card/ Voter Identity Card OR Any Photo Identity Card while traveling the government bus within Karnataka. 

How to apply for the Karnataka Shakti Smart Card?

To apply for the Karnataka Shakti Smart Card, you have to visit the Seva Sindhu Portal and fill in the Shakti Scheme online application. 

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