The first batch of “She Taxis” set to hit Hyderabad roads next month. Armed with GPS live tracking system, SOS (crisis) button to alert nearby police stations, a dedicated call centre facility, pepper spray etc.,
Telangana Road Transport Authority along with the Women and Child Welfare Department are working on the above to make the “She Taxis” as secure as possible.
C. Ramesh, deputy transport commissioner of Ranga Reddy said “Currently, the women drivers are enrolled in a one-month program at the Maruti Training School in Himayathnagar where they are undergoing training through both in-house simulator and on-road practice.”
The RTA has finalised the model of the cars to be Swift Dzire vdi and the women drivers are being trained in vehicle maintenance and repair capability too and plans are under consideration to include self defence sessions. As per sources womens should pay 55% of loan amount and they happily agreed to.