Taking one more step towards empowering women, Chenna Metro Rail has made its Metro station at Shenoy Nagar an all-women-run station from Tuesday. A statement released by CMRL has also said that Koyamebedu station will follow suit from Wednesday onwards.
A team of 15 women, working in two shifts at Shenoy Nagar station, will be responsible for activities like ticketing, making announcements, and housekeeping.
CMRL is also adopting measures to ensure safety of its female passengers by installing CCTV cameras inside the train and in the stations. There is also an option to talk to the operator in case of an emergency. The special coaches in Chennai Metro will have added facilities with space allocated for differently abled persons and women.
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