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Women cab drivers to make female passengers feel safe in Delhi

An all-women taxi service has begun operations in Delhi catering to women passengers in a bid to make them feel safe during their travel

Delhi: 'Women with Wheels' taxi service took charge as a unique service because it is operated by women drivers for women passengers. The service is an initiative by 'Sakha cabs' and was launched from the international airport in Delhi from January 10 in a bid to make women feel safer. The cabs are driven by women drivers and the services are also provided to only female commuters. Arvind Vadera, CEO of Sakha Consulting Wings Pvt Ltd, said, "On this concept, we have been working for the last 10 years with the name of Sakha cabs, all the women drivers have been trained by our own organisation (Azad foundation). We trained them in driving, self-defence, personality development and English speaking for eight months. Once they completed their training, we gave them employment." He also added that 30 to 40 rides are given to these cabs daily. Expressing happiness on being part of such a wonderful initiative, Pinki, a woman driver said, "I love driving. I do not care about whether it's daytime or night. We get love and respect."