In one of it’s kind and perhaps first time in the world, Hyderabad Metro Rail has opened an all Women Station catering to the needs of women.
Madhuranagar metro station of Corridor III (Blue Line) has been renamed as TARUNI MADHURANAGAR Metro Station. Well, don’t go by the title, it is not that it is only for women passengers. The rail is for both the genders but it will be managed by only women employees.
As per NVS Reddy, HMRL MD – soon exclusive shops will be opened along with two acres of open land around the station to cater the needs of women and children. With a hub of activities to promote women empowerment and gender equality a women centric exhibition will also be held soon after elections for two months at Taruni.
It appears that HMRL is not looking at its services just as a transportation engineering project, instead an opportunity and as an instrument to promote wider social-economic goals helping the society, a remarkable step indeed.