Aiming at women safety, the city police have come up with women-friendly autorickshaws. The facility is all set to start functioning in the city.
By giving prominence to women commuters, the recently-launched she taxis and Kudumbashree travels are a big hit among the people in the city. The women-friendly autorickshaws are expected to be of great help t0 the women commuters. The facility, under the control of the city police, would be launched by City Police Commissioner P Vijayan, who according to the officials framed the idea.
The women-friendly autorickshaws will be different when compared to the she taxis as the service will have male drivers. The drivers, who are part of the scheme, have underwent multiple screening process and also awareness classes conducted by the police and other experts. As many as 150 drivers have been selected for this and are currently part of the team.
The 24×7 women-friendly autorickshaws aim at helping women who travel during late hours after work. To identify women-friendly autorickshaws, the facility will have large pink stickers which will be displayed as the logo of the service.
Initially, the autorickshaw services will be from Thampanoor, Medical College and East Fort. The facility will be expanded after thorough inspection by the police and the State Women’s Development Corporation officials.