Coimbatore: Under the MAuto initiative a part of women’s empowerment programme, women and transgender were seen driving autorickshaws in the city yesterday.
Mansoor Ali Khan who is the founder-chairman of MAuto Group of companies stated in a press release that the initiative was taken to address two crucial issues: For providing a respectable, lucrative livelihood option to women in need and to make the daily commute of their well-to-do counterparts safe and hassle-free.
According to a media report, there are about 330 women drivers in Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchy and Tirunelveli under the MAuto initiative. Soon women in Erode, Salem and Tirupur will also get the benefit of it.
Apart from this, a Women’s Pride icon on their mobile app – MAuto Pride which gives an option to choose whether one wants to ride with a male, female or a transgender driver. MAuto’s app also comes with a panic button and tracking system. “Even if a woman driver is not near your area, not to worry. We will arrange one within five to 10 minutes,” said the release.