Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16: To ensure safer travel options, Kerala's all-women cab service 'She Taxi' is set to cross borders after the alleged rape of an executive by an Uber cab driver in the national capital put the spotlight on safety of women travellers in the country.
Touted as the country's first 24x7 taxi network by women for women, the technology-enabled cab 'She Taxi' has so far safely ferried over 20,000 travellers since its launch last year.
A top official said they are ready to co-operate with other states to replicate the model of 'She Taxi' to ensure safer travel options for women.
"Every day we hear a number of atrocities against women and it is scary. Our department is willing to go to any extent to ensure women's safety. We look forward to working with other state governments and are happy to share the business model with them," Gender Park Chief Executive Officer P T M Sunish told PTI.
At present a fleet of 40 She Taxies are running in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi in Kerala. Around 45 women work as cabbies under the programme and earn an average of Rs 15,000-25,000 as monthly income.
Another 10 She Taxies will be rolled out in Kozhikode next month, he said.