back to top

There's A Taxi Service For Women In Mumbai Run By Female Martial Artists

Viira Cabs is run by women and for women.

Posted on

Ever since a woman was allegedly raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi, the subject of women's safety on Indian transport has been in the headlines.

Barcroft India

As a result, India's Home Ministry advised all states to ban all unregistered web-based taxi firms. Yesterday Hyderabad became the second city to ban Uber.


Photographer and regular Viira Cabs passenger Sajna Sivan told Barcroft Media: “I am a photographer, so I have lot of late nights."

Barcroft India

"So when that happens I don’t want to randomly take a car with all equipment. I’d rather get someone with whom I feel comfortable."

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Alan White at

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.