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Maneka for women’s safety in cabs

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New Delhi, July 2: In view rising cases of misbehaviour by taxi drivers with women passengers, Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi on Monday wrote to Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari urging steps to ensure that cab safety guidelines are adhered to. According to the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), despite repeated reminders and periodical meetings with taxi aggregators, they have failed to adhere to the safety measures enumerated in the guidelines, especially conducting police verification of drivers and disabling central lock in cabs. The letter comes in the wake of a recent incident in Bengaluru, where an Ola cab driver allegedly forced a woman passenger to strip. (IANS)