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Women-driven autos on Kolkata streets soon

News Agencies | Updated on: 15 February 2018, 8:30 IST
Women-driven autos on Kolkata streets soon

Breaking the old age customs, the women in Kolkata are getting trained to drive autos for their livelihood.

Belonging to a lower income family, these women are receiving training to drive autos by an auto union leader Gopal, in South Kolkata.

After completion of training, they will start a service called 'Pink', which will exclusively cater to women passengers in the city.

"My husband also drives auto. It is really difficult to manage our lives on an income of one person, so I started driving auto for livelihood," said a woman.

Talking to ANI, the auto union leader Gopal informed that he has till now trained 60 women till now.

"If a woman can be a prime minister, a president, and a speaker, then why can't they drive autos? These women belong to lower income family and we are training them to be independent," he said.

-ANI

First published: 15 February 2018, 8:30 IST
 
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