The Noida Metro rail organization on Wednesday said that it has chosen to call part 50 Metro station’ Rainbow Station’ to spread mindfulness about insurance of transgender rights.
The division 50 metro station is situated on 29.7 km Aqua Line that interfaces Noida’s segment 51 with Greater Noida’s area Delta Metro station.
“We have begun the activity to name the station after transgender network with an honorable goal to engage the network. We had welcomed proposals from people and NGOs about naming the station to connote the pith of the network and respect their soul. We have plans to utilize them and regard the opinion,” said Ritu Maheshwari, CEO of the Noida authority and overseeing executive of NMRC.
The authority has given a unique name ‘rainbow station’ after specific individuals brought up the criticism regarding word-‘SheMan’ utilized for the transgender network.
The rainbow hues, mainly scratched on banners, speak to assorted variety and are additionally a conspicuous image of pride for the more extensive Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people group, which has for since quite a while ago battled for equivalent rights. While declaring the move a week ago, the NMRC MD had referred to Census 2011 figures to express that there are 4.9 lakh transgender people in India, out of which 30,000 to 35,000 are remaining in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR).
Prior in 2017, the Kochi Metro Rail Limited in Kerala had made a comparative stride by utilizing 23 transgender people, breaking another ground in sexual orientation equity.
The NMRC began procedure on this 29.707km Noida-Greater Noida Metro Link on January 26, 2019. The administrations on Metro Link are upset since March 25, 2020, after across the country lockdown was declared to forestall the spread of COVID 19 pandemic.
“We will begin the procedure on Aqua Line when we get approval from the administration,” said Maheshwari.