Guwahati: In a commendable move by Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), Noida Sector-50 station was dedicated to the transgender community on Tuesday. The station was named ‘Pride Station’.
The new name of the station was unveiled by Gautam Buddh Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma, noida MLA Pankaj Singh and Managing director Ritu Maheshwari.
Six members of the transgender community, who have been recruited by NMRC through contractors for services at the Metro station, were present at the station.
According to the NMRC, which operates the Metro between the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida in western UP, it is a first of its kind initiative introduced by a Metro network in northern India.
The initiative was inspired by the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019, passed by the Centre for the protection of the rights of the transgender people and working towards their welfare.
Employment will be provided to the members of the transgender community so that they get a chance to connect with the mainstream.
The station has been named ‘Pride’ as the NMRC feels extremely proud and privilege to have qualified members of the transgender community as a part of the NMRC family. The Pride Station, though dedicate to the transgender, will be open for all passengers. The artwork and look of the Pride station has also been done to signify the essence and spirit of the members of the transgender community.