If a person has the desire to do something, then no work is small or big. If needed, start over and everything becomes easy. A woman has entered the business of private taxi in Shimla city and has increased her income source after being driven by a woman driver in HRTC. Meenakshi Negi, a resident of Pantha Ghati and originally from Sangla, Kinnaur, has become the first female private taxi driver of Shimla city and is driving a taxi in Shimla city. Meenakshi, the first private female taxi driver, told that she has entered this taxi business as a hobby. She told that before the Corona period, school taxi fares had increased more in the city, so she decided that she would drop her two daughters to school daily in her own car and also bring them back, so she would take her children to school daily. Used the car to pick up and bring back. Seeing this, the local people also appreciated this and from the point of view of safety, the local people decided to send their children along with them, so the number of children of the local people also kept increasing and they included this business in their life. Did. Meenakshi said that there is also a belief in the society that women cannot enter such profession. This was also a purpose of coming into this profession so that this thinking of the society could be changed. Meenakshi told that when she started the taxi business, she faced a lot of trouble but did not give up and stepped into this profession. Initially, people did not express confidence that even a woman could drive a private taxi and passengers were not available, in such a situation it was difficult to get the installments of the taxi, but with the spirit, she entered the field and did the work of getting the passengers from the lift parking and Tourists and others were also asked to take taxis, but with time, the spirits grew and gradually the riders continued to be available. She told that she has a site on Google named Kinnauri Tour and Travel, on which people also book. Meenakshi wants to form a women’s taxi union in Shimla. Meenakshi said that the era of unemployment is continuing and employment is needed by all, in such a situation, giving the message of women empowerment to women, she wants to form a women’s taxi union in Shimla, in which all taxi drivers should be women and women should be allowed in the city. Provide taxi services so that women can avail taxi services at any time without any fear or fear.
Meenakshi Negi, the first woman taxi driver of Shimla
By Yogesh BhardwajUpdated:3 Mins Read