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A safer woman pools her car even with men; changing trends in commute

60% women riders see carpooling as a relatively safer option than public transport, subject to who their co-passengers are

Jyoti Mukul  |  New Delhi 

In December 2012, twenty-three-year-old Nirbhaya was gang-raped and fatally injured in a Delhi bus meant for chartered services. This not only led to questioning of sexual assault laws in the country but many Indian families also started to worry about the way a woman commutes, especially if she is in a different city.

In these eight years, concerns surrounding their commuting may still be there in the minds of dear ones, but working women have changed the way they travel about. Increasingly, women have started using pooling services for private cars, taxis and buses. They are even ...

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First Published: Sat, March 07 2020. 19:03 IST
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