Cab service for women, by women mooted in Gurgaon

February 17, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:34 am IST - GURGAON:

In order to curb incidents of eve-teasing and crime against women, the Gurgaon district administration is mooting a project to run cabs driven by women in the city. The administration will help interested women to buy and run these cabs.

The Gurgaon district administration has asked the Rudset Institute to identify women who are willing to own and run “only women cabs”. The project will be made functional by four agencies, including district administration, RUDSET, Tata Motors and Banks. As per the proposal, after identification of willing women drivers, Rudset will impart 21 days of training to them in soft skills. The venue of training as well as the trainer will be provided by Tata Motors.

According to the Deputy Commissioner T.L. Satya Prakash, the administration will ask MNCs and call centres to tie up with this women cab service for picking up and dropping their women employees. This will also help women drivers to repay their loans easily and contribute in enhancing the income of the family. This will also help in generating employment avenues for educated unemployed women and help in controlling crimes against women.

The cab service will have full police support and also a dress code for women drivers. It will also have a helpline, where in case of emergency the driver can contact and ask for help.

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