Karnataka Shakti Scheme | Online Registration | Apply For Shakti Smart Card

The Government of Karnataka has implemented the Karnataka Shakti Scheme for the women of the state. Through this scheme, women will be given the benefit of free travel in buses, so that women do not have to pay any kind of fee for traveling in buses. How to get the benefit of Shakti Yojana and how to Online register for it? To get all this information, you have to read this article till the end. 

Karnataka Shakti Yojana  


The Government of Karnataka has started the Shakti Scheme for the welfare of the women of the state. Under this scheme, women will get the facility of free travel in Karnataka Roadways buses. Due to this scheme, women will be able to come anywhere within the state. Instead of which they will not be charged bus fare. Beneficiary women who want to take advantage of the Shakti Scheme, they will have to apply for a smart card. The women of the state will get the benefit of free bus service only through the smart card.

About Of the Karnataka Shakti Yojana

Name Of the SchemeShakti Yojana
By Whom Initiated doneBy the Government of Karnataka
BeneficiaryWomen of the state
Assistance to be ProvidedGiving benefit of free bus service to women
Application ProcessOnline
Official Websitesevasindhuservices.karnataka.gov.in

Shakti Yojana

Objective of the Shakti Scheme

The main objective of the scheme is to give women the benefit of free travel to and fro in Karnataka Roadways buses anywhere within the state.

Karnataka Shakti Scheme – Necessary Guidelines

Under this scheme, 50% seats are reserved for men. The road transport companies will be reimbursed according to the distance covered by the women of the state. With the help of Seva Sindhu portal, women will be allowed to apply for Shakti smart card within three months.

Buses allowed for travel under Karnataka Shakti Yojana

  • Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC)
  • Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)
  • North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC)
  • Kalyana Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (KKRTC)

Buses not allowed for travel under 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

Eligibility Criteria for Karnataka Shakti Yojana

  • The applicant must be a resident of the state of Karnataka.
  • Women of the state will be eligible to take benefits of the scheme.
  • Only those women who have Shakti smart card will get the benefit of free travel in the bus.

Documents Required for Shakti Yojana

  • Identity Certificate
  • Shakti Smart Card
  • Mobile Number

Benefits of Karnataka Shakti Yojana

  • Shakti Yojana has been started by the Government of Karnataka for the women of the state.
  • Through this scheme, women will have the freedom to travel anywhere in the state in roadways buses for free.
  • Only women who have Shakti smart card will be able to travel free in buses.
  • Women will have better access to transport services by providing free bus travel.
  • This scheme will reduce the financial burden on women.
  • It will help women to save money. Which can be used for other essential needs like food, education or health care.
  • Access to free bus rides may encourage more women to join the workforce. It removes the barrier of transportation expenses, making it possible for women to seek employment opportunities and contribute to the economy.
  • Free transport facility can empower women by promoting their independence. This allows them to travel freely with no transport options.

Key Features of Shakti Yojana

  • Getting women to travel free in buses
  • Motivating women to take advantage of the scheme
  • Making the beneficiaries self-dependent and empowered.

How to Apply for Shakti Smart Card

Karnataka Shakti Scheme online

  • If you are a new user then first you have to Register.
  • After Successful Registration, you need to login to the Portal by entering the asked details.
  • After login you can Apply for Smart Card.
  • Now you have to click on the option of Apply for Shakti Smart Card.
  • After this the Application form will open in front of you.
  • Now you have to enter the required information in this form and also upload the requested documents.
  • Then at last you have to click on the Submit button.
  • By following this process you will be able to successfully register for Shakti Smart Card.

How to Check Application Status

Karnataka Shakti Scheme online status

  • Now you have to go to the section of “Check Your Application Status”.
  • After that you have to fill Select Department / Select Service / Enter Your Application ID.
  • Then you have to click on the button of Check Status Now.
  • As soon as you click on this button, related information will appear on your computer screen.

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Last Updated on November 17, 2023 by Abinash