Safety of Women in Radio cabs is a big question. Considering the increasing number of complaints it is really hard for women to travel alone in the cabs not able to trust the cab drivers with ease and confidence.
Recently, Ambika Sharma Anavkar, a Pune resident, shared her bitter experience with a creepy Uber driver.
This is what she wrote on Facebook.
Dear #UberIndia, On the 07th of May I booked a cab from the airport to Pashan in pune with you for a relative and her 2 boys! The driver seemed friendly and asked her where was she coming from and tried making small talks, to which she initially replied with politeness and later started ignoring. Now this is what happens next. If this is not the beginning of harassment then what Is? I book my family with only uber because so far I felt safe and secure with you’ll. But not any more!!! When he said he was the driver I thought my cousin left something back in the cab and he is meaning to return it.. but this is what the truth was!! Please see the pics attached. #PunePolice
Later, also she confirmed stating that, “I got a call from uber saying that they are extremely sorry and that they will now suspend him. Said they picked my complain up from Twitter and will now speak to the driver and then write to me about the actions they’ve taken.”
She also shared the screenshots of her WhatsApp conversation.
After this conversation, Ambika immediately contacted Uber. Uber got in touch with her on Twitter and apologised for the experience. They responded saying that the incident was extremely disturbing and assured that the cabbie will be suspended.
Uber might have immediately taken action against the driver, but women’s safety in radio taxis remains unanswered.
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