On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2020, Smt. Ritu Maheshwari, Managing Director, Noida Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRC) & CEO, NOIDA Authority gave a special gift to all the women passengers of the Aqua Line by unveiling two stations of Aqua Line Corridor namely Sector 76 and Pari Chowk Metro Stations as Pink Stations. This special occasion was graced by Smt. Pammi Gauba, w/o Shri Rajiv Gauba (Cabinet Secretary, GoI ) as Chief Guest, and Smt. Reena Tandon w/o Shri Alok Tandon (Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner, GoUP and Chairman, Noida/Greater Noida/YEIDA) as Guest of Honour. Senior Officers from NMRC as well as Noida Authority were also present during the occasion.
Sector 76 and Pari Chowk Metro Stations of Aqua Line or the Pink stations will now become a favourite spot for Women, especially Aqua Line’s Women passengers with the availability of a number of additional facilities like Baby Feeding Room, Baby Diaper Changing Room and Make Up / Changing Room and Selfie point which will ease out the commute for women passengers and will also empower them to manage their daily professional/personal activities in addition to their child care responsibilities. All these facilities are available for all women passengers completely free of cost.
This year’s Women’s Day theme is Each for Equal which gives the message for the need for gender equality in all spheres of life. This new initiative by NMRC attempts to take this message forward and enable Women to strike a perfect work – life balance so that women do not miss out on any opportunities, whether professionally or personally in any field.
Besides the facilities available at the Pink Stations, Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines have also been installed at all 21 stations of Aqua Line. These machines will dispense the Sanitary Napkins free of cost to anyone who requires. Women do not have to make any payment to use this facility. The tokens to operate this machine will be available at the Customer Care Counters of all stations. These machines have been installed by Mahamna Aradhak Shri Sewa (MASS) an NGO in collaboration with ACE Group (Real Estate development Firm) under their campaign, Nirmalya - Ek Komal Pahal.
MD/NMRC also felicitated some outstanding female employees of NMRC from various departments for their exceptional work and invaluable contribution in ensuring the smooth functioning of the organization as a whole. MD / NMRC also assured the women employees of the unstinting support of all officers and staff members in helping them to achieve their aims and aspirations.
NMRC can proudly say it is being spearheaded by a women leader under whose guidance and leadership it is continuously thriving and achieving various milestones. Women today fairly account for 20-25% of the total workforce in NMRC and have shown their strength, dedication and determination from time to time whenever required and have proved time and again that they are at par with men at any stage of metro operations be it running the metro trains, controlling the station activities, maintenance work, rolling stock & traction, civil, OHE, Operation Control Centre work. As an equal opportunity employer, NMRC truly values the contribution of women in its success today and believe that women across its operations have made significant impact no less than men in any sphere.
The average daily ridership for the month of February, 2020 stood at 25,907 and average daily revenue stood at INR 7, 53,679.
Sector 51, Pari Chowk, KP II, NSEZ, and Sector 142