Uber admits some cab drivers don’t have badges

As a pilot project, 15 women in the first batch are undergoing a specially designed certification program.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 13, 2015 2:35:25 am

US-based cab service provider Uber on Thursday said all its drivers have undergone police verification but admitted that some may not have the mandatory public service vehicle (PSV) badges required by Delhi government.

“All our drivers are verified by police. While some have the PSV badges, others have the police verification documents,” Uber executive Gagan Bhatia said.

He was speaking on the sidelines of an event  to launch an initiative to train women cab drivers in collaboration with iCare — a Singapore-based social enterprise.

Announcing Uber’s plans to have at least 50,000 women cab drivers by 2020, Bhatia and iCare’s Revathy Roy said the initiative is targeted at creating equitable economic opportunities for women.

As a pilot project, 15 women in the first batch are undergoing a specially designed certification program that includes assessment on simulators and on-road training.

The mobilisation and screening of all trainees has already begun and iCare said they would be ready to get on the roads within the next four months.

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