Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday announced that women across the state will get free ride on all state-owned buses on Raksha Bandhan day.

The women will be able to avail free ride from midnight of August 6 till midnight of August 7.

Necessary instructions, officials said, have been issued to the Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation (UPSRTC).

The state government has also asked police to ensure that the free ride for women is safe and that they do not face any trouble at the hand of eve-teasers or any anti-social elements.