Ahead of Women’s Day, sanitary pads for all women will be available free of cost across all stations of the Noida-Greater Noida Metro from March 8, a report read.
Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), which manages the Aqua Line, has also decided to designate two Metro stations-Sector 76 in Noida and Pari Chowk in Greater Noida-as “pink stations”. According to the sources, an NMRC official had said, “Besides the cosmetic changes, these pink stations will have facilities like baby-feeding room, diaper-changing facilities and a vanity-cum-changing room.”
The official added that except for the security personnel, all other staff will be female on these stations. The Metro operator will also have vending machines for sanitary pads installed at each of its 21 stations. Sources also revealed, commuters will have to get a token at the metro station which could be used at the vending machine to get a sanitary pad free of cost.
A report read, Ritu Maheshwari, NMRC Managing Director, will be inaugurating ‘pink stations’ and vending machines on March 8. The initiative to encourage menstrual hygiene will be backed by real estate group Ace.