New Delhi, April 12: In India, many cases of sexual harassment on women in cabs are reported. To fight against it and to vanish it forever, Cab drivers will be provided by New Taxi Policy Guidelines concerning the safety of women commuters availing of cab services. It is assumed that soon ladies, especially the working women who travel at night will be safeguarded under these guidelines.The government had laid a ray of hope to the women who are spontaneously reporting the sexual harassment and abuse in cabs. The WCD Minister held a meeting with radio cab service providers to find a solution to the grave problem. Cab safety measures for Women recommended by Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) included in the New Taxi Policy Guidelines.
Many women who discussed their issues related to sexual harassment in cabs on Twitter and Facebook had been relaxed after getting to know about the guidelines given to cab drivers. The WCD Minister has launched #HelpMeWCD where any woman or child facing harassment/ violence can directly report their cases by tweeting.
Recommendations of WCD Ministry included in the New Taxi Policy Guidelines are: