Indian women have recently started to drive auto rickshaws in the coastal city of Mumbai as part of a government scheme aimed at empowering them.
The plan reserves five percent of rickshaw permits for ladies. 19 women have newly started their job of transporting passengers through the jammed streets of India's financial capital in their new three-wheelers.
Women should spend two months learning how to drive at a training center in the city’s eastern suburbs.
Unlike similar program in New Delhi where some pink autos are driven by women for women, Mumbai drivers take both male and female passengers. Women drivers are thrilled with financial prospects. One driver can earn up to 15 dollars a day.