KOLKATA: To ensure that the city’s women can move around safely in taxis and app-based taxis, even at night, the Kolkata Traffic Police is launching a gender awareness program for drivers, a declared a senior officer.
He said Kolkata Traffic Police Southeast Guard officers will roll out the taxi driver training initiative from Tuesday. “The drivers will be trained to behave correctly with the passengers,” he said.
The officer said the Kolkata Police Training Academy and Kolkata Traffic Police will jointly begin training application-based taxi, cab and auto rickshaw drivers. “Over the past two years, we have witnessed several incidents of app taxi drivers misbehaving with female passengers. the South East Traffic Guard training program, ”the officer told PTI.
He said that later such training programs will also be taken up by other traffic officers. “After training the drivers of the app-cab, we also plan to train bus drivers. At the end of the training, the drivers will receive a certificate and a sticker – This Car Respects Women – which they must stick on. on the windshields of their vehicles, ”the officer said.
The main objective of the campaign is to reduce the number of crimes against female passengers.