The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) has decided to convert Aqua Line’s Sector 50 metro station into a ‘She Man’ station, to promote transgender rights.
A file photo of Noida Metro Rail Corporation’s Aqua Line.
In a unique initiative, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) has decided to convert Aqua Line’s Sector 50 metro station into a ‘She-Man’ station, to promote transgender rights.
Officials from the NMRC have said that special facilities and employment to members of the transgender community will be provided at the station.
This will be done to connect the transgender community to the mainstream society and make the common people more sensitive towards members of the community.
As per Census 2011, there are 4.9 lakh transgenders in India out of which approximately 30,000 to 40,000 stay in the NCR.
The move will be an important step in providing meaningful inclusion and participation of the transgender community.
The naming of the station will raise awareness and sensitivity, the authority said in a statement.
CEO Noida Authority told India Today, “Management at the station will be sensitised and trained with regard to issues concerning the community. The station will have public display signs and announcements will also be made awareness among passengers. Noida Metro Rail Corporation plans to include members of the transgender community at ticket counters and other areas of the station.”
The Aqua Line was started in January 2019 and consists of 21 metro stations from Sector 52 in Noida to Depot metro station in Greater Noida. It was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath.