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First women-only radio cab service starts operation in Tehran

TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (Mehr News Agency) - The first women-only radio cab service began its work on Tuesday in District 19 of Tehran.

The service came about at the repeated requests of female clients for a safe and comfortable taxi ride, deputy of transportation bureau at Tehran Municipality Seyyed Jafar Tashakori-Hashemi said.

The drivers are among the experienced female drivers, "not the beginners," he stressed, stipulating that half of the city commuters in Tehran are women.

The female cab drivers should pass a PR training course as well as holding a good knowledge of city arteries and known routes, he maintained, hoping that this will be a head start for more involvement in other social activities by women.

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