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Uber ties up with UN Women to create driver jobs for females

The pilot project was undertaken in Delhi and was to be rolled out in other cities of the world.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 11, 2015 6:05:17 am
Uber, Uber rape, radio cab The pilot project was undertaken in Delhi and was to be rolled out in other cities of the world.

The cab-booking service Uber, that is still under a Delhi government ban, on Tuesday announced its global tie-up  with The pilot project was undertaken in Delhi and was to be rolled out in other cities of the world. (UN) Women to work towards creating safe job opportunities for women.

“We intend to invest in long-term programmes in local communities where we live and work, as Uber commits to creating 10,00,000 jobs for women globally on the Uber platform by 2020,” a statement issued jointly by Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka read.

Uber, along with leading radio taxi services like Ola and TaxiForSure, had come under a ban issued by the Delhi government’s Transport department following the rape of a woman, allegedly by Shiv Kumar Yadav, a driver with Uber, on December 6, 2014.

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Within a month of the incident, the Transport department had modified its radio taxi scheme and brought in stricter norms making radio-taxi operators responsible for the driver’s conduct.

Uber had applied for a licence to operate under the department’s new scheme, but the application is still pending with the department.

Once bitten, the cab-booking service had last month also announced a pilot project with Safetipin, a map-based mobile safety app that tags safety scores to locations on a map in a city, based on safety audits done across the city.

The pilot project was undertaken in Delhi and was to be rolled out in other cities of the world.

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