Snap-E Cabs Partners with West Bengal Government to Train and Employ Women Drivers

Snap-E Cabs Partners with West Bengal Government to Train and Employ Women Drivers

Snap-E Cabs, a taxi service that uses only electric cars and works through an app, plans to hire more female drivers. They will train 30 women as drivers first, and then 50-60 more, aiming to have around 100 women drivers soon.

This move is part of their effort to support women’s empowerment by giving them jobs. Snap-E Cabs wants to have a varied team of workers, breaking the usual pattern of mostly men working in driving jobs. They hope this will help people of all genders who want to be taxi drivers to have a chance to earn money.

The UK-India “Accelerating Smart Power and Renewable Energy in India” (ASPIRE) program is supporting Snap-E Cabs’ partnership with the NPTC Group of Colleges, UK, to implement a training program under “Utkarsh Bangla,” a flagship scheme under the auspices of the Paschim Banga Society for Skill Development. NPTC will bring UK’s expertise in operation and maintenance of electric cabs as well as develop skill-sets of EV drivers for maintaining optimal battery conditions while driving and improve the overall efficiency of fleets of electric vehicles, the company said in a media release.

Additionally, the company is actively supporting women making their mark in app cabs running on internal combustion (IC) engines, reflecting a commitment to diversity in vehicle types and technologies. Women drivers are becoming more popular among passengers due to their consistently higher ratings and professional behavior. Passengers appreciate the diverse and welcoming environment that female drivers contribute to the overall ride-hailing experience. The decision to hire more female drivers is both a strategic and gender-inclusivity move.

With a target range of 30%, Snap E Cabs wants to reach a notable percentage of women in its workforce. This program is in line with industry efforts to improve inclusivity and give women in the transportation sector greater chances.

“We believe that diversity is our strength, and by actively encouraging the inclusion of more women drivers, we are not just reshaping our workforce but contributing to a positive change in the industry. Our commitment goes beyond numbers; it’s about creating an environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are excited about the prospect of empowering more women to join our ranks and make their mark in the world of transportation”,

Mayank Bindal, Founder & CEO, Snap E Cabs, said.

The press release also stated that Snap E Cabs is thrilled to welcome more women into the Snap E Cabs family and looks forward to the positive impact this initiative will have on the ride-hailing industry. Snap E Cabs is committed to breaking down barriers, fostering diversity, and creating an inclusive environment for both drivers and passengers.