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Kejriwal invites ideas for women’s safety; in view of shared rides in cabs

He said that it was necessary to keep women's safety on top priority

Kejriwal invites ideas for women’s safety; in view of shared rides in cabs

Having committed to tackle pollution scenario in Delhi, the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on thursday termed cab sharing to be a “good idea” and invited suggestions on how to allow it.

He said that it was necessary to keep women’s safety on top priority.

“I agree that ride sharing is a good idea. This is being discussed within the govt. Our concern is women safety. Sharing a ride with strangers may not be safe for women,” Kejriwal tweeted.

He also invited suggestions on how to allow ride sharing and simultaneously ensure women safety.

However, the opinion on whether to allow cab sharing or ban it is divided in the absence of any enabling law supporting either. According to sources, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot is against banning cab ride sharing and a final decision over it is expected to be taken today.

Cab aggregators operate with contract carriage permits that allow point-to-point transportation with no stop-overs between the origin and the final destination of a ride.

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