Raising concerns about safety and easy commute, Independent MP from Mandya Sumalatha Ambareesh has demanded the South Western Railways to introduce trains exclusively for women on the Bengaluru-Mysuru route. The proposal was put forth by the Mandya MP at an interactive meeting at the Bengaluru Divisional Railway Manager’s office on Monday.
Speaking to Indianexpress.com, Sumalatha said the issue of thousands of women deprived of proper travel facilities to cities like Bengaluru and Mysuru was brought to her notice since her campaigning days prior to the Lok Sabha elections. “A huge share of women from Mandya are workers in government factories and unorganised sectors.
While many work on daily wages as well, a smooth and safe commute to bigger cities on a daily basis has been a pressing demand for quite some time now,” she said. Read More
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