In a particular initiative, the Noida-Higher Noida Metro has determined to transform its Sector 50 station right into a “She-Man” station, that may have particular services, and supply employment for the transgender group.
The step is being taken by the Noida Metro Rail Company (NMRC) for the “inclusion and significant participation” of the members of the transgender group, NMRC Managing Director Ritu Maheshwari mentioned.
Earlier in 2017, the Kochi Metro Rail Restricted in Kerala had taken the same step by using 23 transgenders, breaking new floor in gender justice.
Ms Maheshwari mentioned as per Census 2011, there are 4.9 lakh transgenders in India, out of which 30,000 to 35,000 are staying in Delhi nationwide capital area.
“The ”She-Man” station can be on the traces of the Pink stations, which had been inaugurated on March eight this 12 months and offered particular services for ladies passengers. The employees deployed on the Pink stations additionally consisted solely of ladies besides safety personnel,” she mentioned.
“The ”She-Man” station will cater particularly to the transgender group, although it is going to be open for all passengers, and can give services to facilitate the journey of the trans group within the metro system and likewise present employment alternatives for them,” the NMRC official added.
She mentioned structural modifications when it comes to change in restroom infrastructure and creation of a separate safety examine for the group are additionally being thought of at sector 50 station.
In a press release, the NMRC mentioned it can even be producing consciousness concerning the group amongst its different commuters by signages at its stations and bulletins contained in the trains and stations.
“The NMRC employees may also be sensitised and educated to speak with the transgender group in a delicate and cordial method,” it mentioned.
The NMRC mentioned it additionally plans to incorporate members of the transgender group into its system by partaking their providers in numerous facets of the functioning of its system, like ticket counters and different areas by deployed contractors.
“Transgenders can be offered correct coaching, like different NMRC staff, earlier than being inducted into the NMRC system,” it added.
The NMRC has additionally interacted with numerous NGOs who work carefully with the group to grasp their challenges and struggles and devise an efficient methodology for an inclusive society, in keeping with the assertion.
The NMRC mentioned it has “all the time been delicate” in the direction of the wants of “all its commuters” who come from numerous walks of life and has made fixed endeavours to supply a secure and cozy travelling expertise to all its commuters.
“Transgenders type a significant chunk of the commuters that use the metro system to journey. This step by the NMRC will make the travelling expertise for this group extra enriching,” it mentioned.
Also referred to as the ”Aqua Line”, the Noida-Higher Noida Metro, which began functioning in January 2019, runs between the eponymous twin-cities of Gautam Buddh Nagar protecting almost 30 km over 21 stations.