First batch of women auto-rickshaw drivers take the roads

After the state government allotted 5 percent reservation of the licences to women, the first batch of the auto-rickshaw drivers took their vehicles on streets in Maharashtra on Saturday. Women drivers who have now completed their training have now started to drive the rickshaw to earn their livelihood. These women drivers also appealed other women to take the initiative of driving so as to defeat many social taboos that exist in the society .People from all walks of life hailed these women who have taken up this profession.What is unique about this initiative is that unlike similar schemes in New Delhi and Ranchi, where women drivers drive pink autos for women as a safety initiative, these drivers will take both male and female passengers.