MIAL to accommodate woman-driven taxis at Mumbai airport
Mumbai airport authorities today told the Bombay High Court that they would be providing certain facilities for the taxis driven by women…
Mumbai: Mumbai airport authorities today told the Bombay High Court that they would be providing certain facilities for the taxis driven by women.
Mumbai International Airport Ltd and Stri Shakti Kendra, which operates a woman-driver taxi service, have agreed there would be an integrated pre-paid counter at the airport for all types of taxis.
Earlier, there was a separate counter for women-driven cabs, they told the bench headed by Justice V M Kanade.
The integrated pre-paid counter will also take bookings for woman-driver taxis at the Domestic Terminal 1A, the court was told.
Stri Shakti Kendra had filed a public interest litigation demanding space to park its taxis and other facilities.
The bookings for woman-driver pre-paid taxi service would be given irrespective of the passenger’s gender. However, MIAL would not bear any responsibility of security of women taxi drivers, its lawyer said.
MIAL has also agreed to provide five parking spots to woman-driven taxis in the parking lot for pre-paid Cool Cabs. However, it turned down the demand of taxi service that for every ten bookings of a pre-paid cool cab, one booking would go to woman-driven taxi service.
The court ordered these arrangements, worked out by the two parties, should be continued till January 31 when the matter would be heard next.