In collaboration with the West Bengal government, Snap-E Cabs plans to train and involve the initial group of 30 women drivers, followed by 50-60 in the subsequent two batches, bringing the total count to approximately 100 in the next few months.
The on-demand, app-based fleet, consisting entirely of Electric Vehicles, has partnered with the NPTC Group of Colleges, UK, to execute a training program as part of the ‘Utkarsh Bangla’ initiative, a flagship scheme under the Paschim Banga Society for Skill Development. NPTC will leverage the UK’s expertise in operating and maintaining electric cabs, focusing on developing the skill sets of EV drivers to ensure optimal battery conditions during driving and enhance the overall efficiency of electric vehicle fleets. This initiative is supported by the UK-India ‘Accelerating Smart Power and Renewable Energy in India’ (ASPIRE) program.
Mayank Bindal, Founder and CEO of Snap-E Cabs, emphasized the belief that diversity is a strength. Actively promoting the inclusion of more women drivers not only reshapes the workforce but also contributes to a positive transformation in the industry.