Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport has got its first all-women cab service to provide a safer commuting option for women passengers.
The fleet of nearly 20 cabs is the outcome of a partnership between Sakha, a private company, and IGIA. The service, titled ‘Women with Wheels’, can be availed for any part of Delhi. It operates from a kiosk near Pillar Number 16 at the airport.
Launched on January 10, the cabs have only women drivers, each of whom has been given self-defence training.
“The cabs are run exclusively for women commuters and are driven by women drivers who are hired from an NGO named Azad Foundation,” said Arvind Vadera, the CEO of Sakha Consulting Wings, the company that that is running the service.
Commuters can book these cabs from the counter stationed outside the terminal or via online mode. To book a cab physically, one can visit the Sakha counter at T3. To pre-book a cab through its website, go to www.sakhaconsultingwings.com or IGIA’s website, www.newdelhiairport.in. One can also book a cab by dialing the numbers 9999193004 or 9278708888.
The fares of these cabs are similar to any other cab service working on a distance-travelled model, with an additional charge of 25% per unit for night hours (10pm to 5am).