LAHORE - The city traffic police department has trained at least 680 women in auto-riding as part of the “Women on Wheel” project to empower female population in the Punjab province.
Chief Traffic Officer Rai Ejaz Ahmad told reporters that the city traffic police department established at least six driving schools in Lahore. Two of the six driving schools located in Goldberg and Mughalpura are reserved for women .
The SSP said that women are integral part of the society whose importance can’t be neglected. “The Women on Wheels project is helping us build confidence among women and they will get an equal opportunity to excel in every field. This will make them independent and self-determining so they could contribute in the national development,” the officer said.
“Citizens can call on emergency helpline (15) to get information about the course. They also can download Rasta app, or visit CTPL social media for admission in driving schools. We are providing free of cost training to women drivers,” Rai Ejaz said. He said that the basic purpose of the women on wheel project was to strengthen and empower women .
Meanwhile, the CTO visited the driving school near LOS where he briefed undertrained women motorcyclists about the importance of road safety measures.
The Punjab government early this year launched the project with subsidized motorbikes for women . The scheme was launched in collaboration with the transport department and Bank of Punjab.