While Kochi Metro’s path breaking decision to hire transgender women onboard hailed in several quarters, there was problems in finding accommodation for them.
The MD of Kochi Metro Rail Ltd, E George on Saturday said that it was challenge to give accommodation to transgender women because house owners are reluctant to come forward and give them place to stay.
“We have managed to find accommodation for many of them the rest of them also we are hoping to find accommodation shortly,” said Elias George.
Kochi Metro has successfully become the country's first organisation to appoint transgenders as per the state government’s transgender policy; 23 are expected to be on duty for the inaugural run.
Kochi Metro project has been constructed by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and will be operated by the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL). The total route length of the metro is 26 km with 22 stations planned, but in the first phase the metro will run 13 km and cover 11 stations.