She Cabs for women
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Pink taxis in city from tomorrow
Women in the wildest of our imaginations wouldn’t come up with the thought that they are taxi drivers. While the concept of GHMC’s pink autos are yet to take off, AP Balala Hakkula Sangham would soon have a fully devout pink clad women driving the She Cabs. Inspired from the success stories of cities like Thiruvanathapuram, Mumbai et al, Hyderabad would join this huge bandwagon of female taxi cab services on Wednesday
Even in a licensed cab, there is often a niggle at the back of any female passenger’s mind: will I get home safe? While the vast majority of male taxi drivers are generally safe, a few select instances that happened in the city give women the benefit of the doubt. With women simply feeling less vulnerable with female drivers, various organisations have set up female cab services across the country. Now joining this huge bandwagon of female taxi cab services is AP’s Balala Hakkula Sangam’s (APBHS) new unit, She Cabs.
“Though the trial runs are on, the She Cabs would formally hit the streets of Hyderabad on Wednesday,” shares Achyuta Rao, president, APBHS.
Commenting on this, Achutya Rao says, “Our cabs would be driven by women drivers (pilot) and devoted to women in the city. Only women passengers would be allowed to travel in these cabs. The drivers are highly qualified and well mannered. We also teach some basic martial arts techniques to our drivers for the safety of our passengers.”
These cabs are loaded with security systems like GPS, alerts, updates, et al. “We also provide luxurious, comfortable and safe travel at an affordable price,” he added.
Vijaya Reddy, a post graduate and a She Cab pilot shares, “Someone has to come forward to be a women pilot. I am happy that I took this step. I am hoping that this would inspire many women to step forward.” Ever since the word of mouth spread out I have been receiving calls two women approached me and expressed their interest. “We are ready to train them as well,” she says. It is by the women and for the women. And set to be operational by February 19.”
Andhra Pradesh Balala Hakkula Sangham is a voluntary organisation working for the protection of child rights in the state. This is its new venture for the safety for women.
For booking She Cabs, one can call at 9393024242.