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18-08-2014, 11:51

New Service of Cabs for Women to Operate in Tajikistan


Avesta.Tj | 18.08.2014 | Tajikistan has introduced a new service "Lady Taxi” or cabs for women driven by a woman as well, the source in Asian Express Company told on Saturday.


The initiative was implemented by the largest taxi operator in Tajikistan – Asian Express.


In line with the traditions of Islam, it is obscene for woman unaccompanied by her husband, brother or father to use cabs driven by men, the company explains. The new service was designed to avoid such situations.


Women-only cab firms are widely demanded in Islamic states. Despite Tajikistan is a secular state, the need for such service has arose in Dushanbe as the number of Muslims is growing.