The launch, under the name ‘Women With Wheels’, is a first such ‘driven by women for women and families’ service at IGIA Terminal 3.
In what is first such initiative at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Sakha Consulting Wings has tied up with GMR at the IGI airport to provide women-driven cab service for women travellers. Women passengers travelling alone now have a safer commuting option from the airport.
The initiative has been launched by Sakha Consulting Wings under Its brand name ‘Women With Wheels’. All the women drivers are experienced, have been extensively trained in driving and self-defence by its strategic partner Azad Foundation. The cabs are available for hire 24*7 from Sakha “Women With Wheels” booth at Arrival Forecourt T3, opposite Gate no: 6 – near Pillar no: 16.
Commenting on the occasion, Sakha Consulting Wings CEO Arvind Vadera said “It is one of the biggest milestones in the journey of Sakha yet. A dedicated space at the Indira Gandhi International Airport not only assures women travellers of their safety, it will also go a long way in generating bigger employment opportunities to the women from marginalized communities. We are thankful to the airport authorities for the opportunity.” We are also deeply grateful to NHFDC (National Handicapped Finance and Development ) Foundation for financing vehicles through a partnership that will also generate returns for persons with disability.”
Travellers can also book a cab online. Women passengers can head over to the company’s website www.sakhaconsultingwings.com to pre-book the cab before arrival. There are also available two helpline numbers- 9999193004 or 9278708888, which will take bookings from the travellers.
The fares are similar to other taxi services, which work on a distance-travelled model, along with a 25% additional charge for night hours (10 pm to 5 am).