Priyadarshini Taxi Services is the brainchild of our founder director, Susie Shah, to empower women from economically backward class and minorities from weaker sections of the society.

We believe that economic independence is essential for real empowerment. Hence in the year 2008, we launched Priyadarshini Taxi Service in Mumbai to empower the less fortunate women.

It is an innovative and inspiring service where taxis are driven by efficiently trained women drivers.

Since the focus is on women whose family income is less than Rs. 10000 per month, the training provided to them is free of charge. The training module is spread over 60 to 90 days. During this period, apart from skilled and efficient driving, training is also provided on communication skills, basic etiquette, self-defence, yoga and meditation to handle stress and first aid to handle emergencies.

These taxis can be booked online or by calling their 24/7 call center and also operate from Mumbai Domestic Airport under the prepaid taxi category.

In the last few years, Priyadarshini Taxi Service has emerged as the most women friendly mode of transport for passengers, commuters and Mumbaikars at large! This initiative has been widely appreciated and has received several accolades from Media – International and national and various business and social organisations.

  • Awarded GMR, Express Travel Awards, for Innovation in women Empowerment & Customer Experience.
  • Recognized & felicitated by Young Environmentalist Programme Trust in the Category “Achievements in women entrepreneurship”
  • In the electronic media, were featured on the NDTV 24 x 7, in the much celebrated talk show, "Walk the Talk" hosted by Mr Shekhar Gupta, on the occasion of International Women's day
  • Featured in BBC World, as one of the most women friendly feature of the city of Mumbai
  • The famous news channel America 24, featured us in documentary hailing us as a most women friendly mode of transportation in the City of Mumbai
  • The Denmark Films Division filmed a 15 minutes on the concept & spirit of Priyadarshini Taxi Service