She Cabs to increase fleet for techies

She Cabs to increase fleet for techies
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She Cabs to Increase Fleet For Techies. She Cabs, a cab service for women with a female driver bureau, started by city-based voluntary organisation AP Balala Hakkula Sangham (APBHS), is gearing up to add 25 cars to its existing fleet of two by August this year, according to general secretary Vijaya Reddy.

She Cabs, a cab service for women with a female driver bureau, started by city-based voluntary organisation AP Balala Hakkula Sangham (APBHS), is gearing up to add 25 cars to its existing fleet of two by August this year, according to general secretary Vijaya Reddy.

“We have been seeing significant traction in demand. While TCS has asked for 40 vehicles to ferry their employees, Google, too, wanted an equal number of cabs. Providing such fleet is quite easy but getting women chauffeurs in large numbers is difficult,” she says.

She Cabs, a not-for-profit initiative aimed at providing safe travel for women besides nurturing entrepreneurship among them, recently started the She Free Driving School to train and empower women with underprivileged backgrounds.

“At present, 25 women including women from Prajwala, a city-based anti-trafficking organisation, are undergoing training. Our idea is to make them own cars by providing subsidies through easy financing options and allow them to run those vehicles under the She Cabs brand,” Reddy adds.

Inspired by She Taxi, a women-owned-and-driven cab service by Gender Park, a Kerala government initiative, APBHS started She Cabs in February this year. She Cabs are loaded with security features like GPS, an SOS button to connect to the police in case of emergency and pepper spray cans.

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