Chenani: Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has planned to recruit every staff as women at the Shenoy Nagar station. The official sources said that Chennai Metro Rail plans to turn Shenoy Nagar into an all-women-run station within a week.
A staff member said that “women are more efficient and much more responsible. We think this will be a great move and give a major boost to women employees. It may now seem like a trivial step, but moves like these play a great role in creating a larger impact.”
After vertical gardens and traditional games, Chennai Metro Rail Limited #CMRL has now introduced all-women railway stations as part of a women empowerment programme.https://t.co/59XkoIIWZs #Chennai @cmrlofficial
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All Women Metro Stations at Shenoy Nagar and Koyambedu – Reg
CMRL, as part of empowering women, has introduced all women Metro Station at Shenoy Nagar from 31-07-2018. Station Management activities like… https://t.co/uPiJu4uFXH
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Sources added apart that from official staff the station to housekeeping, women will only control every aspect of running this station. Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) which covers 26 stations covering nearly 35 km. Till now there was a mix of men and women staff in each station handling responsibilities such as issuing tickets, checking passengers, housekeeping and monitoring stations. But this is first time not only in Chennai Metro but also in India that a station will be completely run by women.
The official also mentions that “we think it will greatly encourage women working here and give them a sense of pride. Also, we are taking extreme care to ensure no woman employee or passenger is harassed in our station. So far, we have not had any such case. The CCTVs are monitored meticulously throughout the day and the stations are well guarded too.