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Inclusive roads: New batch of women cab drivers starts training in Delhi

In all, 450 applications received so far for driving lessons

Women cab drivers

The women will be trained for 29 hours: 8 hours for theory and 4 with simulators

Pratigya Yadav New Delhi
“The desire to get a job is greater than the fear of working at night,” says 22-year-old Kajol Satyaprakash, one of the youngest trainees enrolled at the Institute of Driving and Training Research (IDTR) at Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi. She is part of the Delhi government’s scheme that aims to train 1,000 women as cab drivers within a year.

It is 9 in the morning, and the zig-zag lanes of IDTR are ready to accommodate the second batch of 20 trainee women drivers. The institute in southeast Delhi is spread across 9 acres. Of Delhi government’s three driver-training institutes,

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First Published: Aug 27 2022 | 6:15 AM IST

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