HYDERABAD: With the ‘She Shuttle’ service becoming a huge hit among women techies, the Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC) is all set to launch two more shuttles in the IT corridor on Thursday.
Cyberabad police commissioner CV Anand will flag off the shuttles at Tech Mahindra Road in Hitec City, to take the total count of She Shuttles to four. The brand new AC buses will facilitate working women plying from Narayanamma College (Shaikpet) to CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre and Lingampally MMTS to Financial District TCS and Wave Rock.
Launched in June last year, the She Shuttle is an exclusive service for women employees of IT companies that are members of the SCSC. Among the existing shuttle services, one travels from Hitec City MMTS station to Q City and another from Madhapur police station to Inorbit mall between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. From 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. they operate in the reverse direction.
“We are receiving huge response for the She Shuttle initiative. On an average 1,000 commuters are using the service everyday. There is a huge demand for more services, especially to connect the IT corridor with more residential areas where working women reside. This launch will be a step towards that. Out of the two new shuttles, one will ply from Serilingampally MMTS to Financial District and the other from Shaikpet via Raidurgam, Bio Diversity, Dell, IBM to CII Green Building,” Bharini Kumar Aroll, secretary, SCSC, said.
“Very soon we will be launching two more buses, may be in the third quarter of the year, but the routes are not yet decided. After analyzing the existing routes, we will decide whether to ply those two buses in the new routes or in the existing ones. We are also planning to upgrade the existing buses into AC buses so that commuters don’t face any difficulty,” Aroll added. To use the service, techies need to download SHE Shuttle app on their smartphones. The app also features a panic button, which users can press in case of emergency, alerting police and two of their friends or family members.
“I am glad that finally they are going to start shuttles from Lingampally MMTS. My friends who travel from Hitec City MMTS used to say a lot about the service and I was eagerly waiting for SCSC to start it from my locality. I had no option other than taking my two wheeler to office, now I can use these shuttles,” S Nikhila, a techie, said.