HYDERABAD: It’s been exactly one month since the launch of ‘She Shuttle’ service and it seems to be a huge hit among women techies. On an average 550 commuters use the service daily in the IT corridor and their official app has been downloaded by more than 1,200 people.
For the first time in the state, exclusive buses for women commuters were introduced in the IT corridor jointly by Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) and Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC) .
Krishna Yedula, joint secretary, SCSC, said that the initiative has received tremendous support. “She Shuttle service got amazing response in the course of time. When we started there were hardly 30 to 40 commuters, Now, on an average 550 people are availing this service on a single day.’’
The shuttles covers routes around Cyber Towers that are frequented by IT employees from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The project was started on a trial basis with two buses, out of which, one travels from Hitec City MMTS station to Q City and another from Madhapur police station to Inorbit mall between 8 am and 3 pm. From 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. they operate in the reverse direction.
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. “The app was downloaded by more than 1,200 people. And also, the app is mandatory for using the service,” Krishna said.
“No doubt that the service is appreciable, but, lately we have found some problems, especially with the app. The tracking option is not working properly. We completely depend on the app to know the bus location and we are unable to locate it. And no action is taken to solve the problem,” Jhansi Devi, a IT firm employee, said.