Pune now has 100 Female Rickshaw Drivers and We’re so Proud!

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Brilliant news for Pune city! The Maharashtra Rickshaw Panchayat recently launched the very first Auto-stand dedicated to women drivers in Nigdi (near Bhakti Shakti Marg).

The Pink Rickshaw enterprise’s aim is to make these women drivers financially independent. They’ve all been trained and carry licenses to drive around the city. For their safety, their timings have been set for 10 am to 8 pm.

The ladies are supremely excited about their work and cannot be happier at the prospect of being able to support their families. Up until now, most of them have been dependant on either their husbands or other members of their families.

Assistant Police Commissioner (Traffic), Mr. Nilam Jadhav, said, “We were impressed by this move and assure that all needed support will be extended from our side. We will ensure that these women have a list of numbers on which they can approach us in case of any trouble”

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News Source: Pune Mirror

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