After unsuccessful attempts to get a positive response from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation regarding the creation of a separate Ladies Special coach in the metro, DUSU representative, Kriti Vadhera has written to female representatives in the parliament, asking them to use their influence to bring about the necessary changes.
She mentioned that there is a huge rush during the peak hours in the morning and evening, which made the Metro ride uncomfortable. The female passengers also faced eve-teasing and sexual harassment while travelling in it. While there are currently only two seats in each compartment reserved for ladies, it is hardly enough and better arrangements need to be made.
Vadhera said that she has already written several times to the Metro Rail authorities concerning the provision of a separate coach for women. Apart from this, she has also written a petition to this effect with the signatures of DU students and will be sending the same to the Metro, but so far there has been no constructive move towards fulfilling this demand.
The letter from DUSU has been sent to many women in positions of power, including Lok Sabha speaker Meera Kumar, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, leader of the Opposition Party Sushma Swaraj , MP Maneka Gandhi, Delhi’s Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, UP’s Chief Minister Mayawati and Barkha Singh.