September 23, 2023
Coimbatore : Rapido, India’s leading auto and bike-taxi aggregator, reaffirms its commitment to gender empowerment by extending a comprehensive support initiative to women auto captains in Coimbatore. Building on its successful launch in Chennai, Rapido Auto now empowers women auto captains in Coimbatore with micro-loans, family health insurance, and reduced commissions, making it even more accessible for them to thrive in the ride-hailing industry.
Rapido has over 50 active female captains currently in Coimbatore, hailing from diverse and challenging backgrounds. However, the Company aims to onboard more than 200 active captains in the next 3 months through collaborations with various Coimbatore-based NGOs. Rapido will equip these women captains with essential safety and driving skills through comprehensive training programs in collaboration with NGOs. This initiative will enable women to earn between Rs. 800 to Rs. 1000 per day, translating to a monthly income of Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 30,000. To mark the announcement of these empowering initiatives in Coimbatore, Rapido Auto has also organised an informative session and registration event at the Rapido Auto Coimbatore Office.
With a vision to foster economic independence among women, Rapido Auto is planning to introduce a range of benefits aimed at assisting and uplifting women auto captains in Coimbatore:
● Micro-Loans: Rapido Auto recognizes that financial support is pivotal for women entrepreneurs to thrive. To facilitate this, Rapido Auto plans to offers micro-loans tailored to the needs of women auto captains in Coimbatore, enabling them to purchase or maintain their auto-rickshaws, ensuring a steady source of income.
● Family Health Insurance: Safety and security are paramount. Rapido Auto understands this and plans to provide comprehensive family health insurance coverage to women auto captains, ensuring their peace of mind while they provide safe and reliable transportation services to the city’s commuters.
● Reduced Commissions: Rapido Auto continues its commitment to reducing the financial burden on women auto captains by offering reduced commissions. This means more earnings for women auto captains, helping them improve their livelihoods while delivering affordable transportation solutions to the community.
Expressing his delight at introducing this special initiative, Pavan Guntupalli, Co-Founder, Rapido said, “Rapido Auto, as a company, is deeply committed to fostering gender empowerment and inclusivity. Our journey began with the belief that transportation should be accessible, affordable, and safe for all. Building on our successful collaboration in Chennai with ANEW, we are now proud to extend our comprehensive support initiative to the women auto captains of Coimbatore. Our future initiatives, including micro-loans, family health insurance, and reduced commissions, are a testament to our commitment. By providing financial support, we aim to empower women auto captains to not just drive autos but to drive their own destinies.”
He added “Reduced commissions are not just about increasing earnings; they are about leveling the playing field. We understand that financial sustainability is essential for women to thrive in this profession. By reducing commissions, we ensure that women auto captains can keep more of what they earn, helping them invest in their businesses and secure a better future. Our journey is not just about business; it’s about social transformation. We firmly believe that women should have an equal stake in the transportation industry, and our initiatives are aimed at creating a more equitable and inclusive ecosystem.”
Rapido Auto’s initiatives foster a sense of community among women Captain. It encourages women to support each other in the transportation sector, contributing to a more cohesive and supportive environment. Empowering women auto captains financially through micro-loans and offering family health insurance coverage not only enhances their livelihoods but also strengthens their commitment to providing excellent service.