She Cabs Distributed To 18 SC Women In State
Telangana Finance Minister T Harish Rao today handed over 18 Swift Dzire cars to SC women beneficiaries, under the government's She Cabs scheme.
Hyderabad | 4th January 2021
Telangana Finance Minister T Harish Rao today handed over the Swift Dzire cars being given to 18 women beneficiaries by the government's SC Development Corporation under the She Cabs scheme, in Sangareddy.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that the beneficiaries had been given the opportunity to operate the cabs to gain financial independence in order to equip them to become productive members of the SC community.
"Women have proved, time and again, that they are in no way inferior to men. The Telangana government believes this, and is committed to empowering women with schemes like the She Cabs program. This initiative, on which the government has spent Rs 132 crore, is an important one as it ensures the welfare of the women of the state. It will not only help the drivers economically by providing them a respectable livelihood, but will also ensure the safety of women commuters. The scheme will soon be implemented across all the districts of the state in a phased manner," Rao said.
He then urged the women beneficiaries of the various programs launched for the SC women of the state to avail themselves of the benefits of the same.
The minister also suggested that SC Corporation Executive Director Babu Rao conduct a weekly review of the operation of the She Cabs to resolve any issues that the women drivers may face, and that Sangareddy DSP A Balaji talk to the drivers regularly to help them deal with security-related issues.
The She Cabs scheme has women between 18 and 45 years of age being selected to be given cabs that are equipped with the latest facilities like GPS navigation and cell phone charging points.
Reports indicate that Uber, the cab service giant, has offered to utilise the services of the SC Corporation's She Cabs in the Hitech City area where the cabs will be employed to operate a service for women IT professionals.
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