52-year-old Punjab woman becomes Uber’s first female bike taxi driver

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New Delhi: In yet another incident, a 52-year-old grandmother from Punjab has proved that age is just a number! Paramjeet Kaur hailing from Mohali is among the bike taxi riders who ferry passengers for Uber.
With 100 other bike taxi riders, Kaur functions as part of the Punjab government’s ‘Apni Gaddi, Apna Rozgar’ program. The bike taxi initiative was launched at the Indian School of Business in collaboration with UberMOTO. The venture has been introduced in Mohali, Kharar, and Zirakpur.
The women are facilitated with permits along with mobile phones to deliver the service smoothly. Kaur, whose car is already associated with Uber, said, “Sometime ago, I got a message flashed on my mobile about the company’s new bike taxi service in Punjab. A little hesitant initially, I accepted the offer later,” Hindustan Times quoted Kaur as saying.
Kaur who lost her husband at a young age had to struggle throughout her life to rear her kids. Paramjeet has been riding a scooter for the past 10 years. She has been trained well by the company expert to fit the role. “Though my family asked me not to slog hard at this age, I thought it is a good way to supplement the family income. I am very happy to become part of the new taxi service,” she said.
Kaur believes people will appreciate her hard work. She further added, “A senior citizen I ferried on Monday as part of test run commended me for taking this step. He said more women should step out. Though my family asked me not to slog hard at this age, I thought it is a good way to supplement the family income. I am very happy to become part of the new taxi service.”

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