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“Kochi metro will be a venue for many experiments"

Transgenders to be employed in Kochi Metro
news Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 09:45

Kochi Metro Rail Managing Director Alias George has said that members of the  transgender community in the city will be given employment in Metro Rail Corporation (KMMRL) along with Kudumbasree workers.

The decision was taken at a meeting attended by Alias George IAS and Kochi city Police Commissioner MP Dinesh, in the wake of recent atrocities against transgenders by police in the city.

“Transgenders face lot of difficulties. They are forced into undesirable occupations. So as an experiment we have developed an idea to rehabilitate them. Under Kudumbasree itself, we have planned to employ transgenders in Kochi metro. We know that our experiment will be a success,” Alias George said in a recent KMMRL Facebook post.

“Kochi metro will be a venue for many experiments. So first we decided to make use of Kudumbasree, women self-help groups in many operation sections. Unlike other metros, Kochi metro will have more women employees, it will be a women run metro,” he added.

It was also decided in the meeting that the selected candidates for employment will be given special training by police.

As per police data, there are 128 members in the transgender community in Kochi city alone.

 

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