Pune gets its first 24 X7 Women Radio cab with a panic button
-Wings Travels launches ‘Wings Sakhi’-
Wings Travels Management Pvt. Ltd., Pune’s leading radio cab service provider announced the launch of a new woman centric radio cab service, ‘Wings Sakhi’ at a press conference held here today. The unique radio cab services will be available for women in Pune and will be chauffeured exclusively by women.
Pune city has around 40 lakh women population and their safety while travelling is of paramount importance. To cater to the increasing safety norms and as per the need of the situation, Wings Travels launched a new women centric radio cab service, ‘Wings Sakhi’. Mr Arun Arun Kharat, Founder and Executive Director, Wings Travels Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. and social activist Professor Geeta Raybagkar, Chief Mentor of the initiative launched the services today at The Residency Club, Pune.
Unveiling the new initiative Mr Arun Kharat, Founder and Executive Director, Wings Travels Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. said, “Safety and empowerment are of paramount importance to women today. A Woman-chauffeured radio cab is our initiative towards providing safe transport solutions for women commuters, and towards women’s empowerment. Wings Sakhi cabs are equipped with a panic button, speed dial and an ICE number which a woman can use if is she is in danger while travelling in our cab. Our 24X7 vigilance squad manned by ex-army personnel will be alerted on raising the alarm and will be pressed into immediate action. We plan to launch this service in Tier II and metro cities and would urge women drivers to come forward and help us in the cause of making women safe.”
Renowned activist and Chief mentor, Wings Sakhi, Professor Geeta Raybagkar opined, “Wings Sakhi is a noble initiative by Wings Travels Management Pvt. Ltd. It is our endeavour to empower women by giving them financial independence and a sense of security. It is more than a product. It is a program designed to train as many women as possible in driving techniques and customer satisfaction to make them independent and confident. They will also be trained in self defence. This service promises to bring safe, reliable and professional transport to women – driven by women”