New Delhi: Women in the national capital
got a Gandhi Jayanti gift from the Delhi Metro with a special
coach being reserved for them from Saturday.
The spaces on the platform from where passengers get
into the first coach were marked as `Women`s only` in pink
colour at all the stations, a DMRC spokesman said.
Today being the first day, many people were not aware
about the move, but there were personnel at stations to guide
There were announcements also on the Metro that the
first coach would be for women only.
"It was nice to have a special coach for women. It is
really good. We can hope to have a much more comfortable ride
on the Metro," Sakshi, a software professional said.
With this, Delhi Metro will became the second Metro in
the world to reserve special coaches for women after the Dubai
new age transport system.
The reserved ladies` coach will be the first after the
driver`s cab in every train.
Children up to 12 years, accompanied by women
passengers, will also be allowed to travel in the reserved
coach, the spokesman said.
Delhi Metro decided to reserve one coach for women in
view of the increasing number of passengers belonging to the
fair sex travelling on the Metro.
The DMRC has already placed stickers on the platform
to mark the entry to the first coach reserved for women and
will depute staff for informing passengers about this.