North India's first woman auto-rickshaw driver : News Photo
North India's first woman auto-rickshaw driver : News Photo

North India's first woman auto-rickshaw driver

Sunita Choudhary - North India's first auto-rickshaw driver - interacts with male auto-rickshaw drivers waiting for customers outside Patel Chowk metro station in New Delhi on 6th March, 2018. She recalls that in the start of her career in 2004, she faced resistance from other male drivers, who would often puncture her vehicle tires. Today, she stands with confidence among her male colleagues. Sunita Choudhary - North India's first woman auto-rickshaw has been driving the streets of Delhi since 2004, after facing major difficulties to make a mark for herself in the male-dominated profession. With bureaucratic troubles in attaining a commercial auto-rickshaw driver's license, her journey entails of hardships of child marriage, physical abuse by her husband and in-laws, sexual harrasment and hostility from her male colleagues. In her struggle in the male-dominated profession, she says, "I had no other option but to fight back." (Photo by Sahiba Chawdhary/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


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Date created:06 March, 2018
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