Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has undertaken an initiative to provide employment to the transgender community. The CEO of Noida Authority, Ritu Maheswari announced on Sunday (21), that the Noida Rail Corporation (NMRC) will make Noida’s Sector-50 metro station a dedicated station to the transgender community.
“This initiative has been taken to uplift and provide employment to the transgender community. Under this initiative, they will be employed for some activities such as ticketing counter and housekeeping,” said the Maheshwari. “Various NGOs that work for the transgender community are helping in carrying forward the initiative. This comes after we dedicated two stations as pink stations while considering facilities for women.”
Noida’s sector-50 metro station to be dedicated for transgender community: CEO, Noida Authority
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Maheswari also said that to facilitate the transgenders, the required up-gradations like toilet facilities will also be installed at the station. All this would be done within the next month she said. The NMRC has also renamed the station ‘She-Man’ for transgender inclusivity.
Before this, the NMRC had on March 8 designated Sector 76 and Pari Chowk Metro stations as ‘Pink Stations’. The NMRC had announced that these metro stations would be commanded by an all-woman staff. “These stations are women-friendly. They will have facilities like baby-feeding room, diaper-changing facilities and a changing room,” Maheswari had announced.