After an Uber taxi driver was accused of raping a female passenger in delhi few days ago ,may social startup have launched cab service for only women which drive by only women taxi driver.
There are many brand name like SheCabs,Priyadarshini Taxi Service and Viira Cabs have launched
women cab services in Indian Cities,with the added social benefit of employing more women .
List of few Women cab services running in different cities.
In Delhi , a Sakha consulting Wings ,a social enterprise linked with non profit organization was launched in 2010 to provide opportunities to female drivers for only women.
In Mumbai ,a Viira Travels & Logistics pvt. ltd. has launched the women taxi services. Viira Cabs are monitored on a GPS system with panic alerts. lady driver are trained in self defense & defensive driving. They are trained to handle road side emergencies and supported by 24/7 back office.
Viira Cabs work at the same rates prescribed by the state transport authority for other fleet cabs in the Mumbai region for retail, point-to-point journeys.the entire fleet is Maruti Eeco and they can easily accommodate four adults and luggage for a ride.Viira cabs is in demand for door-to-door ,safe reliable and eco friendly transport service in mumbai.
Womencabs (R2r ventuires)
In Bangalore ,Womencabs.com is an initiative of R2R Ventures LLP. R2R Ventures came into existence when a group of professionals came together with a common intent of empowering women, especially from the weaker section of the society, and enabling them to provide safe and reliable specialised services catering exclusively to other women folks.
Womencabs drivers are handpicked motived girls who want to be role model for many women who want to take up non-conventional jobs i.e. Cab Driving. These girls undergo extensive driving training including vehicle maintenance, soft skills, communications, customer handling, last but not the least self-defence training all arranged for and closely supervised by us. All the above trainings are imparted to the girls by specialists, which ensure their all-round fitness for the job. For instance, the intensive driving training curriculum is designed by experts with many decades of professional training experience and the training is imparted under close supervision of seasoned lady drivers who have nearly 50+ years of collective experience. Similarly, the self-defence training is being imparted to the drivers by ex-defence personnel, which would ensure that the drivers, in addition to taking care of themselves, could also protect their women passengers from any untoward incidents.