FEATURE: New Delhi's e-rickshaw permits bring hope to Indian women

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When New Delhi city authorities recently set a quota for women drivers in launching a program to get cleaner, electric-powered auto-rickshaws on the roads, one of those cheering loudest was Sunita Chaudhary, who for almost two decades has been the capital's only woman behind the wheel of the ubiquitous three-wheelers. Officials threw open to applicants some 4,000 permits to operate e-rickshaws last October, aiming to make New Delhi also India's electric vehicle capital, while reserving a third of them for women. Chaudhary, 45, lauds the breaking of the effective male monopoly on driving the mi...

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