Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot stressed the need to increase women’s participation in the mobility sector and said the Delhi government is committed to their empowerment and uplift.
He made the comments at Tuesday’s Moving Boundaries summit. The minister also released a brief summary report on gender mobility, sharing insights from the Moving Boundaries campaign run by the eMoving Women Social Initiatives Foundation (MOWO) last year.
Gahlot said the Delhi government is committed to empowering and uplifting women and is implementing reforms that could increase the number of female drivers on the road.
“We are already in the process of engaging NGOs working on female driver training and gender awareness to encourage women to learn to drive, get their driver’s license and take jobs as drivers,” a statement said in the Gahlot is quoted.
He said such initiatives are essential to raise awareness of more women’s participation in the mobility sector.
“Moving Boundaries” was a unique tour that raised awareness of “gender inclusion in sustainable mobility” – sparked a dialogue with organizations and policymakers and hosted awareness events for women in more than 20 cities, the statement said.
The tour started on October 11, 2021 and lasted over 40 days.
The statement, which cites Sudhendu J Sinha, Transportation and Electromobility Advisor, NITI Aayog, said that women have performed significantly better in skills that demonstrate dexterity and hand-eye coordination for centuries, and that women are therefore im are generally better drivers than men.
https://www.financialexpress.com/express-mobility/gahlot-highlights-need-to-increase-participation-of-women-in-mobility-sector/2485099/ Gahlot stresses the need to increase women’s participation in the mobility sector