Much to the chagrin of women commuters in the Millenium City, men continue to barge into ladies’ compartments of Metro trains.
According to women passengers, some men do it inadvertently — as it is a relatively new concept — while others deliberately. “Some men think they can get away with it,” complained one woman.
“I use the Metro every day to commute to office. In the initial days, a few men used to get into our compartments. But when they realise that it is a ladies’ compartment, they move out. But even now, men enter and we have to tell them to shift to a general coach,” Shreya, a commuter, said.
Women passengers say that special coaches are a great relief for them, as they are spared of stampede-like situations in the Metro trains, especially during peak hours. During rush hours, some men do enter special coaches, but they soon slip into other compartments. “One will not see mad rush that one witness in general coaches in ladies’ compartments,” said Rhea, another commuter.
Most of the time, women passengers get seat in reserved compartments. “Many women still travel in general compartments. Exclusive coaches have made our travel easier,” said Yamini Sharma.