Cabs by women for women in Calcutta

Even as the market for radio taxi players hots up, an organisation is quietly launching a car-hire service by women in the city.

The idea is to provide a 24×7 safe transport service for women by women.

Right-thinking men can hop in too.

Azad Foundation, a Delhi-based NGO that had launched its car-hire and chauffeur service with women drivers, Sakha, in Delhi in 2008, has quietly begun training 13 women in the city in driving. As it takes a year for a driver to get a commercial licence, the car-hire service will be launched at the end of 2016. Read more…