Women travelling on busses booked via travel site redBus.in can now look forward to a safe and secure journey thanks to the efforts of Rashmi Bachani and the 1.4 lakh people who supported her petition
We did it!! We have made a change!
redBus has heard us out, and is willing to help improve our travel experiences! A warm thanks to you for signing my petition and supporting my cause over the last 2 months.
I'm pleased to inform you that my meeting with redBus went well last week, I took your comments on a card and gave it to the CEO. After the meeting, redBus has taken up our points and taken on the responsibility of passenger safety.
A few highlights from the meeting:
1. Background Verification
- redBus will be working with bus operators to ensure background verification of drivers are performed regularly. Although this will take a while to roll out into all buses, we can be assured they are taking steps to implement the same.
2. Reaching out to women for safety
- Post travel, all women travellers will be sent an email to elicit safety-specific feedback on the journey. I would encourage women not to hide from incidents and to come out and talk about them. redBus has a stronger sense of the need for securing passengers, and would surely be able to hear you out, if you do reach out to them.
3. Emergency Numbers
- Are being displayed across all buses for help in case of emergency. Along with some quick helpful tips. Do tweet @redBus_In when you see this next time in your travels, t shows we like their work & will go a long way in ensuring the practice is followe for all buses.
redBus has made the promise to take passenger safety on priority, and I look forward to the changes being implemented in the coming months. I'd like to thank you for your continued support in the last 2 months and for sharing your experiences, feedback, thoughts and being a part of the movement.
Do read their blog post: http://blog.redbus.in/committed-to-traveller-safety/, that speaks about some of the measures they have undertaken, as well as new ones to be incorporated in the coming months.
Thank you for all the support,