The first ladies taxi service has been launched in Ajman by the Ajman Public Transport Corporation.
The new service in one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), called Muhra taxi service, was launched on Thursday with 11 pink taxis, and the aim is to increase the number to 50. This will give the public a chance to choose between regular taxis or taxis for women.
The announcement was made during a press conference held by the Ajman Public Transport Corporation, and was attended by Ahmad Al Fourah, member of the corporation’s board of directors, including Omar Lootah, director of the financial department at the corporation, and Ahmad Saqr Al Matroushi, director of the joint transport department at the Ajman Public Transport Corporation.
Stressing the keenness of the corporation to develop the transport sector in the emirate and increase the number of available options for consumers, Al Fourah pointed out that this new service is being launched on the eighth anniversary of APTC, in cooperation with the Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Charity Foundation.
He also said that this step comes as part of the overall expansion plan in line with the vision of Shaikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, who welcomed the advances made in the project and contributed to its finest details 11 vehicles.
Lootah said that of the 11 vehicles, six can carry five passengers and five are bigger, capable of accommodating seven passengers.
Al Matroushi said that the meter will start at Dh3.50 (N150), and the salaries of the women drivers will be Dh4,000 (N171,413), in addition to a percentage of the profits.