Noida: Metro station devoted to transgenders renamed as ‘Rainbow Station’


The Sector 50 station of the Noida-Higher Noida Metro which can be devoted to the transgender neighborhood will now be known as the “Rainbow Station”, officers mentioned on Wednesday.

The Noida Metro Rail Company (NMRC), which operates the Noida-Higher Noida metro service also referred to as the Aqua Line, has taken the choice primarily based on solutions from people and NGOs, they mentioned.

On June 19, The NMRC had introduced its choice to transform the Sector 50 station right into a “She – Man” station that shall have particular services and employment to the transgenders, in a first-of-its-kind initiative by a Metro rail system in northern India.

“The NMRC has acquired plenty of solutions from people and NGOs relating to an acceptable identify for the station which might appropriately signify and symbolize the essence of the neighborhood. Protecting these solutions in thoughts, the NMRC has determined to call the station as ‘Rainbow’ station,” NMRC Managing Director Ritu Maheshwari mentioned on Wednesday.

“The NMRC has began this initiative with very noble intentions and intention to empower the transgender neighborhood,” she added.

The metro service will even be offering transgenders with employment alternatives to assist them grow to be self-reliant and pave the way in which for his or her wholesome inclusion and participation within the society, she mentioned in a press release.

This step is being taken by the Noida Metro Rail Company for the “inclusion and significant participation” of the members of the transgender neighborhood, Maheshwari mentioned.

The rainbow colors, particularly etched on flags, symbolize range and are additionally a distinguished image of delight for the broader Lesbian, Homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) neighborhood, which has for lengthy struggled for equal rights.

Whereas saying the transfer final week, the NMRC MD had cited Census 2011 figures to state that there are 4.9 lakh transgenders in India out of which 30,000 to 35,000 are staying in Delhi-Nationwide Capital Area (NCR).

Earlier in 2017, the Kochi Metro Rail Restricted in Kerala had taken an identical step by using 23 transgenders, breaking a brand new floor in gender justice.

The Noida-Higher Noida Metro, which began functioning in January 2019, runs between the eponymous twin-cities of Gautam Buddh Nagar overlaying practically 30 km over 21 stations.

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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