Published on Jan 17, 2015Priyadarshini Taxi Service is an initiative by Susieben Shah, an entrepreneur and social activist. Women’s empowerment has been Susieben’s mission, as she believes that women are important building blocks of society.She reasons that women can manage a household and a profession effectively and efficiently because of their caring nature.They always have the interest of the family at heart, so the money that they earn is spent economically towards providing a better standard of living.Noticing the lack of women drivers in the city, Susieben Shah embarked on the project of Priyadarshini Taxi Service where women who earn less than Rs. 10000 are trained and employed to drive taxis.
“Priyadarshini Taxi Service” was born in the gullies and chawls of
Mumbai. Susieben says “As President of Stree Shakti Kendra, I have helped implement welfare schemes of the Govt. for the poor, old and destitute men and women of Mumbai. While visiting them, I came across lots of young women, who had a twinkle in their eyes and a hunger to reach out & succeed. What they lacked was the opportunity and direction to realize their dreams. We took this mantle and enrolled women who wanted to enter the male dominated profession of driving taxis in Mumbai”.