Updated: Apr 25, 2020
Few days back I came across this message from a friend:
Hey! I want to know is it safe for a girl to travel from new Delhi railway station to Delhi Airport at 11 pm?
How can women be safe while travelling alone in cabs at night? How many times do we come across situations we end up at the airport / railway station at odd times, considering most cheap airlines fly at relatively odd timings. Also if you get stuck in office or a friend's reunion or anything for that matter, the girls always have this safety concern because even Ola & Uber have failed to ensure safety to solo traveling females. The solution was some family member or friend to either coming for pickup - drop or you letting go that event / plan or flight. That's not required anymore, here is the solution:
Cabs driven by Women for Women
Here is the list and some other relevant details of the safe cab services for women & girls traveling solo in India:
Go Pink Cabs has exclusively partnered with KSTDC /KIAL to start a new journey for women commuters from Kempegowda Intl Airport in all wee hours. We are delighted to serve all the Women of India with at most respect and dignity traveling 24/7
Call them on 080 23121234/ 080 23121314
Koala Kabs are driven by women and they serve women, kids and even elderly.
Priyadarshini Taxi Service is an initiative implemented by Susieben Shah, an entrepreneur and social activist. Susieben Shah holds various positions such as president of Stree Shakti Kendra, vice-president of Mumbai Mahila Congress, committee member of Women and Child Committee, Indian Merchant's Chamber, general secretary of Malabar Hill Citizens Forum.
A Green Fleet Service for Women and by Women run by Ms. Preeti Sharma Menon. They have a fleet of Maruti Eeco which allows them to cater to 4 adults with luggage and they claim to be a super economical & safe travel option within Mumbai.
Goa Tourism Development Corporation (A Government of Goa Undertaking) has launched Women’s Taxi Service exclusively for women and families in the state of Goa. 0832-2437437(landline) or on Mobile no 0902 2437437.
The taxis are captained by local Goan ladies who are well trained by GTDC and are known as Travel Hostesses.
Veerangana Express – an affordable, comfortable, convenient and safe cab service for women, by women in Gwalior
Some further important add on information:
On Feb 21, 2019 Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Launched Woman Only Pink Cabs In Kolkata
Meru Cabs launched 'MeruEve' exclusively for female travelers & commuters in Delhi and NCR region. Meru Cabs now expands its presence in Delhi & NCR by providing commuters especially women a safe and comfortable cab journey with the launch of MeruEve.
Olacabs has launched Pink cabs (driven by women drivers) which is a way forward to strengthen security for women passengers. (But the availability of these women driven cabs remains a bit of a concern until now)
Shebah is Australia's leading all-women ride-share service.
"Ladies only" Bla bla car which a ride sharing platform launched their niche segment called as Ladies only. Under this initiative women can register themselves and enable sharing of personal cars within the city or outside exclusively with female co passengers. It allows women to ensure that they are traveling with other females by ensuring there is a blue tick profile picture verification. We hope Quick-ride also comes with something similar as it's popularity is growing at an exponential pace.
Both Ola Cabs and Uber had proposed the idea of women-driven taxis across India after the horrific rape case in Delhi in December 2014. but today, even after nearly 6 years there is no significant visibility of women in commercial driving in India. Checkout this petition started by Anushree Vaidya which has already received more than 1 lakh signatures.
Not only these women's special taxi companies ensure safety for solo traveling women but also provide employment & means of livelihood for Indian women. Hence despite their costs being slightly on the higher side Wander Womaniya urges you to use their services and support them in their endeavor for a safe & secure India for women.
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