Mohali, Feb. 12 -- With as many as 15 women opting for cab and autorickshaw driving lessons, a threemonth course has started for them here on Monday.

A total of 60 learners have enrolled for the free of cost course, which will be held at AGCL Technologies, Zirakpur.

The training aims at encouraging more female commercial drivers in district.

The driving course is being offered by the Mohali administration. The initiative was started under the Punjab Skill Development Mission, according to which, unemployed youth of the state will be trained to be self-employed.

The district is liasoning work with Uber and Ola, both online taxi service companies, and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been inked to place trained female drivers in th...