India to boost women taxi drivers, spurred by Uber rape claim

December 15, 2014 6:58 AM

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India to boost women taxi drivers, spurred by Uber rape claim

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The alleged rape of a woman passenger by an Uber taxi driver once again spotlights the risks of India's transport system, which fails to keep women safe. One solution: Taxis driven by women for women.

Last year, the southern state of Kerala launched 'She Taxis', a fleet of 40 pink taxis run by women, and fitted with wireless tracking gear and panic buttons linked to call centers.

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