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Hyderabad to have SHE cab services soon

Hyderabad to have SHE cab services soon
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In what comes as a major relief to woman commuters in the city, the Telangana government is likely to launch ‘SHE’ cab services soon, which will be run by women exclusively for women passengers and working professionals.

24X7 cabs to be driven by women exclusively for women passengers

Hyderabad: In what comes as a major relief to woman commuters in the city, the Telangana government is likely to launch ‘SHE’ cab services soon, which will be run by women exclusively for women passengers and working professionals.

The SHE team headed by Additional Commissioner of Police (Crimes & SIT) Swathi Lakra has put a recommendation before the Telangana government to bring in SHE Cab Services, which will be run by women exclusively for women passengers.

Responding to the horrific rape incident of the 26-year-old woman in the capital city by an Uber cab driver, the officer said the cab services needed to be more accountable. “An alarm button should be installed in all cabs that would connect passengers directly to the police control room keeping track of the vehicle.

Verification of drivers should be done thoroughly by the cab owners,” she said. SHE taxis will be available for service 24x7. The project will be a good source of income for women and will be made secure by incorporating computer applications meant for women's safety.

“A recommendation has been put before the government for this service and we hope the service will be made available in the city soon,” Lakra added. The rape incident in Delhi which left working women and students in Hyderabad petrified and uncertain about using cabs when they are on their own to work or home, this service would certainly come as relief to them.

Meanwhile, there were mixed responses from various people about the Centre's decision of banning web-based cab services. “I don't think banning is the solution. It's a just an attention diversion tactic. Put regulations in place instead of banning and make sure those rules are followed,” said Jyotsna Shinde, an MBA student of Dr BR Ambedkar Institute of Management and Technology, Bagh Lingampally.

By: Victor Rao

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