Snap-E Cabs initiates women driver induction process

Kolkata, Jan 5 (PTI) Snap-E Cabs, an on-demand app-based Electric Vehicles (EV) fleet, announced its plans to increase the number of women cab drivers in its fleet to 100 in the next few months.
    The company is set to train and engage the first batch with 30 women drivers and 50-60 in the next two batches, taking the overall count to about 100 in the next few months.
    The company said in a statement that the initiative seeks to create earning opportunities for individuals of all genders who aspire to work as professional cab drivers.
    Snap E Cabs aims to achieve a significant female representation in its workforce, targeting a range of 30 per cent.
    This initiative aligns with broader industry efforts to enhance inclusivity and provide more opportunities for women in the transportation sector.
    Snap-E Cabs has tied up with the NPTC Group of Colleges, UK, to implement a training programme under ‘Utkarsh Bangla’, a flagship scheme under the aegis of the Paschim Banga Society for Skill Development.
    NPTC will bring the UK’s expertise in the operation and maintenance of electric cabs as well as develop skill sets of EV drivers for maintaining optimal battery conditions while driving and improving efficiency of overall electric vehicle fleets.
    This is supported by the UK-India ‘Accelerating Smart Power and Renewable Energy in India’ (ASPIRE) programme.
    The app cab company said passengers appreciate the diverse and welcoming environment that women drivers contribute to the overall ride-hailing experience.

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