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New Delhi: To enhance accessibility for the Transgender community, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has introduced separate toilet facilities for the Transgenders, earlier, which only meant for the ‘Divyangjans’.
An official of Delhi Metro said, “To provide security and prevent gender discrimination against the transgender community, Delhi Metro on priority basis has chosen its existing toilets meant only for Divyangjans, to be made accessible for the transgenders too.”
Presently, Delhi Metro has 347 such separate toilets across the network, in addition to the regular toilets for other passengers.
In the toilets, bilingual signages will be installed for persons with disabilities and transgender people to guide them.
Moreover, any transgender who wishes to use gender-based toilets as per self-identified gender can continue to do so, said the official.
The DMRC is also inspecting the ways to identify dedicated locations to provide separate public toilet facilities at its upcoming stations in Phase-IV.
The provisions of section 22 of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019, instructs adequate welfare measures for the transgender community at all public buildings, including public toilets facilities.