The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) on Tuesday officially renamed one of its stations here as “Pride Station” dedicated to the transgender community, a first for Metro services in northern India.
Gautam Buddh Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma, Noida MLA Pankaj Singh and NMRC Managing Director Ritu Maheshwari unveiled the new name of the station, earlier known as the Sector 50 station.
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.
“These members have been provided the necessary training by NMRC before deployment,” NMRC’s Deputy General Manager for Corporate Communications Sandhya Sharma said.
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.
“This step has been taken by the NMRC for the inclusion and meaningful participation of the members of the transgender community.