Mumbai to get 95 women cabbies



MUMBAI: By April next year, the city will have more than 7,500 black-and-yellow new taxis added to the current fleet of 35,000 that presently operate in Mumbai. Of these, 95 cabs will be driven by women.

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis set the ball rolling for selection of lucky winners who will be allotted these cabs. The names of lucky applicants were picked through an online lottery draw on Saturday.

The new taxis are expected to hit the streets in the next five or six months, said additional transport commissioner Satish Sahashrabudhe. “The winners will have to complete paperwork, which includes police verification, to ensure that there is no criminal case against the permit holder,” he said. More info