Transgenders Get Separate Toilets at Delhi Metro


In a bid to boost accessibility to passengers belonging to the transgender group, the DMRC has allowed them entry to separate rest room services at its metro stations, which had been hitherto meant just for individuals with incapacity, officers mentioned on Sunday.

Besides, any transgender who needs to make use of gender-based rest room as per self-identified gender also can proceed to take action, they are saying.

At current, Delhi Metro has 347 such separate bogs throughout its stations, a senior official mentioned. “In its efforts to provide safe space and prevent gender discrimination against transgenders, Delhi Metro on a priority basis has designated its existing toilets meant only for ‘Divyangjans’ so far, to be accessible for the transgenders too,” the DMRC mentioned in a press release.

To information transgenders to those bogs, bilingual signages (English and Hindi each), together with symbols for each classes — ‘Persons with Disability’ and ‘Transgenders’ — have been put in adjoining to those bogs. The provisions of part 22 of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019, mandates satisfactory welfare measures for the transgender individuals in any respect public buildings together with public rest room services.

The Delhi Metro community spans about 390 km with 285 stations (together with the NoidaBetter Noida Metro Corridor and Rapid Metro, Gurgaon).

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