The North District Police came up with this idea in order to bring a halt to such crime incidents against women in the national capital.

“Several cab services are running their operations in the national capital but not a single woman cab driver is enrolled with any of the company. For the safety of women and to stop incidents like rape we will train women belonging to the underprivileged strata of the society. Apart from this, women would also be given self defence classes to ensure they can protect themselves. This is just another step towards women security and to empower the underprivileged women both physically and financially,'' said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Madhur Verma.

“The response to the scheme was commendable as girls, women came forward and got themselves  enrolled for the scheme. A total of 142 women turned up for the registration while around 118 were registered on the first day,” added Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Bijendra Kumar Yadav.

After interacting with cab agency owners, police reached out to slum areas and contacted women who were interested in stepping out and work to earn their bread and butter.
The police also managed to tie up with driving schools which will train women free of cost. Besides that some of the police officials themselves will train women after their duty hours. Various cab service providers and organizations have also assured their support to this unique initiative.

After training, these women will be issued driving licences for commercial vehicles from the transport authority.

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