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Delhi: Kejriwal government will help women taking auto taxi driving training, will bear 50 percent fees

New Delhi. The Delhi Government has appointed professionals in the future Taxi driver Women wishing to take driver training to become (Driving Training for Women) launched a scheme today to provide financial assistance. As per the decision taken by the government, 50% of the training i.e. around Rs 4,800 for each woman will be borne by the Transport Department. The women’s training will be conducted at in-house driving training centers set up by the government at Burari, Loni and Sarai Kale Khan.

As per the initiative, the government will invite fleet owners and aggregators to sponsor the remaining 50% of the training cost for women seeking driving jobs in these companies. One of its objectives is that after the completion of the training, women trained through the initiative can get guaranteed jobs in these companies. The Transport Department will soon issue an advertisement/public notice seeking Expression of Interest (EoI) for the scheme from fleet owners/aggregators and assess the number of women trained under such initiatives.

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The objective of this scheme is to develop employment opportunities for women in the public transport sector. Various women through various forums have spoken about their interest and enthusiasm to work as taxi drivers to earn their livelihood.

In addition, Delhi has made rapid progress with regard to the adoption of electric vehicles under its Compressive Electric Vehicle Policy 2020. The Delhi government is also in the process of adopting the Delhi Motor Vehicle Aggregator Scheme, which mandates a phased adoption of electric vehicles and increase in share in the fleet of cab aggregators.

This move of the Delhi government has increased women employment opportunities in the combined fleet of about 7300 buses in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS). This move by the Kejriwal government has opened up new avenues of employment for women within the state’s 15,000-strong workforce of bus drivers within public transport.

The women, after complete training, will be trained to drive Delhi government buses under the public transport fleet. 76 women have already completed this training and 35 have obtained their HMV licenses. Of these, 5 women are currently undergoing training to join as bus drivers at Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) Training Centre, Nandnagri. In addition, 6 women have already been inducted into the transport fleet as bus drivers. Earlier in 2021 also, Delhi government had reserved 33% out of 4261 new e-auto registrations exclusively for women drivers.

Tags: Delhi Government, Delhi news, Delhi transport department, Kejriwal Government


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