Wings Travels and Humsafar Trust have launched Wings Rainbow, a radio taxi service for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community in Mumbai, reports The Hindu. Wings Rainbow will employ members of the LGBT community to drive the taxis, but will only start functioning next year, according to the report. Wings Travels claims to have 5,500 radio taxis in 9 cities like Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, and Chandigarh. It plans to have 1,500 people employed under Wings Rainbow across all 9 cities. In the pilot program, 5 members will apply for a learner’s license and complete training to get the All India Driver’s Licence. Drivers will get a permanent driving license in 9-12 months, during which time they will also be trained on customer etiquettes. The report quoted Pallav Patankar, program director at Humsafar Trust as saying…
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