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Bengaluru: Now, women-only Pink taxi service launched at airport

  • Special cabs driven by women, for women were launched from Kempegowda International Airport to Bengaluru city in a new mode of convenient transport.
  • The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), in collaboration with Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), has come up with this joint venture to ensure the safety of women in the city.
  • This service can be availed by both solo women travellers and groups of women.
  • The Bengaluru airport already provides taxicab services ranging from Uber, Ola, Karnataka Taxi, MegaCabs and Meru Cabs. With Go Pink Cabs, an exclusive option has become available for women.
  • Round the clock, a fleet of 10 cabs will operate around Bengaluru to take women passengers to the airport.
  • While between 6 AM and 11:59 PM the fare will be Rs 21.50/km, during the night it will increase to Rs 23.50/km.
  • The women drivers will also get training in self-defence tactics. They will be fluent in many languages and good at navigating the city.
  • Further, safety features like GPRS tracking and an SOS switch will be available in the cabs.
  • This concept has been implemented with an objective to provide a safe and secure mode of transport for women travellers from the Airport, while simultaneously creating opportunities for women drivers to be self-employed.