Use of women driven cabs at airport can ensure women safety: HC

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said encouraging women passengers landing at the airport late at night to use cabs driven by lady drivers could ensure their safety.

The observation was made by the division bench of Justices V M Kanade and M S Sonak while hearing a petition filed by Stri Shakti Kendra, a women cab service which operates at the city's international and domestic airports.

 Use of women driven cabs at airport can ensure women safety: HC


"Where there is a will there is a way. We should not only provide an option to the women (of availing cab driven by lady driver) but should encourage such a move," the court said. The petitioner organisation claims its cabs are not given enough space for parking outside the airports.

Senior Counsel Birendra Saraf, appearing for Mumbai International Airport Ltd, said, "We are not in any way against the cab service, but we are providing space in an airport crunched for space and thus we have to take appropriate action accordingly." The court, while adjourning the hearing till December 17, directed the authorities concerned to file replies.


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Updated Date: Dec 10, 2013 22:32:30 IST