Ladies first: Women-only van service launched in twin cities, Rawalpindi and Islamabad

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Recognizing the problems of transport for women, a new transport service has launched to facilitate exclusively women in the twin cities, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

This new service named “Tabeer”, is the idea of the Rawalpindi Transport Authority. According to the plan of this new service, 12 vans are allocated for the purpose.

There would be two routes from Rawalpindi Saddar to Islamabad Secretariat between 7am and 7pm.

According to District Coordination Officer Sajid Zafar, “The sole aim for launching the service was to save women from the daily hassle of travelling in overcrowded public transport.”

The launch ceremony was inaugurated by Punjab Labour and Human Resource Minister Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, with Member National Assembly Malik Abrar and officials of the district government and the cellular services provider that sponsored the service in attendance.
via Express Tribune

It is also being expected that there will be addition of more vans for more facilitation. As well as the van service will be started on other routes.

The project of this new transport service with the name of “Tabeer” has been launched with the collaboration of cellular company Zong and a private firm, Al-Abrar Associates.

The service was started on Monday. Passengers will be charged the same fare as regular public transport service. Female conductors have been hired for the service.

So many women appreciated this initiative a lot because they have to face the feeling of insecurity while travelling publically.

No doubt, it was a big challenge which was needed to be addressed and solved. This new service will be helpful for women regarding women problems of transport.

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