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Transwoman Shares Account Of Nightmarish Cab Ride From Delhi Airport To Her Home. Women Aren’t Safe Anywhere!

November 01, 2022 | by Priyadarshini Malavia

I think we can all agree that there are far too many loopholes in the system of the way things function in our government. Even the lowest-level employee can find a loophole and a way to exploit it. And usually, the people on the receiving end of this are the citizens who don’t know any better and go with whatever they are asked. A similar incident happened to Dr. Aqsa Shaikh who goes by @doctorsaheba who is a transwoman. In a Twitter thread, she details her experience of going from the Delhi airport to her home and her experience of discomforting, to say the least.

This is exactly what I mean! How are there no measures to ensure that the clerk at the counter cannot dupe the customers? And if you are thinking that she should have said something right there, I have been in that position and doubting yourself in such situations is how many people would react. Moreover, usually, such ticket counters have a lot of line and crowd so most people wouldn’t want to get into a confrontation there for fear of creating a scene.

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Firstly, nothing would convince me to sit in the front if I am traveling alone in a cab. Secondly, what logic is this that the driver asked her to sit in the front under the pretext of mosquitos and seat belt while he as the driver isn’t wearing a seat belt at all? For the unversed, the fine for drivers not wearing seatbelts in India is up to ₹ 1,000. Despite there being a hefty fine, this cab driver was chilling and didn’t seem to care for it. So does that mean that the rules are just that negligible?

Okay, so weird and disrespectful towards the customers too! Like a person is entitled to whatever opinions they want. There is not much you can do about it. But I believe that when you are catering to a customer, you must remain professional and treat them without bias. Asking them personal questions and making sly remarks at them is so uncalled for and uncomfortable for the passenger too.

So in addition to not wearing his seat belt, this man is driving drunk? And these people came from an airport. Are there no regulations in place to ensure that the drivers and vehicles are safe to travel with? It is just weird to me that in a place with heavy security like the airport, no one cares about the passenger’s safety once they sit in the cabs. Plus he had the audacity to ask for more money from a passenger who had already paid and had been duped. What is this entitlement? And he made her so uncomfortable throughout the trip, does he even deserve a tip? Aqsa noted down suggestions to improve the way things work when we get cabs from the airport.

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I totally agree with Dr. Aqsa Shaikh. One would think that after the horrifying Nirbhaya case, the emphasis on safety, especially for women would be more. However, things seem to have remained unchanged and the loopholes are so easy to exploit! There really needs to be a reform that will ensure that customers are not fooled out of their money and are safe while traveling too.

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