After the gang rape in Delhi, the discussion about women safety has come to the forefront. For women in New Delhi, just the basic transportation back and forth from work is a question of life and death now. How does one tackle that. Some, who can afford cars – and even drivers – use that. Others have to use Public transport.
Now a novel cab service has been started. It is For the Women, By the Women. It has been started by Sakha Consulting Wings Pvt Ltd. The website says the following about the service:
Sakha now introduces our Car Hire Service for women. From 1st November 2010 you can hire a cab from us for your use within Delhi and NCR. Our drivers are confident and well trained young ladies. Other than driving they are trained in self defense, first aid, communication skills and can also guide you to the various tourist and shopping destinations in and around Delhi. Please call us at 927 870 8888 to book your cab for immediate use. You could also register here and we will process your request in the next 24 hours.
It is surely an interesting and much needed service. One would have imagined that given that they have seen a spike in their service demand, many more will start. Not just that, Delhi Government may start a “Women only” bus service, which only women use.