New Delhi/Kochi, May 21: Kerala took yet another grand stride in female empowerment, as India’s first 24×7 women-only cab fleet facilitated by the state government rolled into a second city in its homeland. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy launched the ‘She Taxi’ in Kochi, spurred by the success of its debut in capital Thiruvananthpuram six months ago.
Enthused also by the entry of women entrepreneurs into a male-dominated sector like transport, the Government of Kerala will extend all possible support for further expansion of the project to more cities in the state, Chandy said after the inauguration in this coastal city on Monday evening.
The state government’s Department of Social Justice is backing the venture which has been conceived and implemented by The Gender Park and has actress Manju Warrier as its goodwill ambassador. She Taxi “has become a women empowerment model for countries across the globe to emulate”, the chief minister noted.