Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today said the Karnataka government is ignoring the issue of women's safety in Bengaluru, citing a recent incident of harassment of a woman passenger by a cab driver.
Gandhi cited a media report according to which a woman passenger in Bengaluru was harassed by a driver attached to cab aggregator Ola on Tuesday after she refused to cancel her trip.
"This is the third case of harassment of a woman passenger by a cab driver in #Bengaluru, in less than a month. My directions to @CPBlr (Bengaluru Police Comissioner T Suneel Kumar) to invoke criminal liability of cab aggregators like @Olacabs and @Uber_India has had no effect," the minister said in a tweet.
Gandhi had earlier said that she took up the issue of cab safety with Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, urging him to ensure that companies adhere to all safety guidelines.
She wrote to Gadkari after several cases of taxi drivers misbehaving with women passengers were reported.
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