The district administration signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with five companies to launch women-only cabs and a mobile safety mobile app for women in Gurgaon on Sunday.
The initiative is part of MoU signed on the occasion of International Women's Day on Sunday by Deputy Commissioner T.L. Satya Prakash with private firms to ensure safety and security of women in the Haryana city bordering Delhi. One MoU was signed for introducing ‘Women Only Cabs’ and the other for launching a ‘Mobile Safety App’ that sends automated alerts to the workplace as and when the woman employee reaches home. The third initiative was formation of a new cadre of Gurgaon Youth Volunteers.
“We are planning to ask multinational companies and call centres in Gurgaon to tie up with this cab service for picking up and dropping their women employees. This will also help women drivers to repay their loans easily and contribute in enhancing their family income,” Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner T L Satya Prakash said.
..... Devashree Goenka