Women wary of hiring private cabs

December 07, 2014 08:22 am | Updated November 16, 2021 05:49 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

The horrifying incident of a cab driver raping a woman in Inderlok has created panic among women living in the Capital. Those who use private cab services to go back home at night are unsure about their safety now.

Vatsala, a 27-year-old working professional, said: “I always use a cab to go back home after a late night dinner with friends. I have relied on private cabs so far because I assume they will be safe with a GPS navigator and monitoring by the companies. But this incident has completely changed my opinion. I will have to think a hundred times before I call a cab now.”

Another woman, a media professional, said: “At times I have to leave office late and if office is not able to provide a cab, I call a private cab like Meru, Ola or Uber. But I am unsure if my family will not let me do that anymore,”

In the recent weeks many cabs operating in the Capital offered cheaper rates to attract customers. “People usually look for cheap deals but cab companies cannot start employing random people just because they are offering cheaper deals,” said Riddhima, a college student.

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