Life in a METRO... women only!!

The METRO in the title of the post refers to the ever growing and expanding Delhi Metro or DMRC as it is called. Undoubtedly, Metro has made our lives much easier. 7-8 years back, when there was no Metro, people had to rely on the stuffed and rashly driven DTC buses or unreasonably high charging autos and rickshaws to commute from place to place. But nowadays, almost each and every corner of the city is accessible via metro. Interesting part is, the everyday traffic comprises of people from all sections of the society. You would find a poor villager and a rich businessman sharing the same compartment. Recently, Delhi government made this rule of reserving the first compartment of every train for women. It definitely hurt the ego of some male chauvinists. Even some people from my friends' circle objected to the special treatment being given to the women. I remember once a man got into the women's compartment and refused to move to the next one stating when women were allowed to travel in other compartments as well, then there shouldn't be any restrictions on men either!! He even argued with the metro security staff for the same. Well, one thing's for sure, men have this ego that refuses to consider women at par with them. They do not miss out any opportunity to tease them or get closer to them in a crowded place. And when women are given some extra special treatment for their protection, it hurts their male ego. Anyways, when i traveled in the "women only" compartment of the metro for the first time, it gave the feel of women's empowerment. You get to see women from all age groups and all sections of the society. There are schools girls, college babes, working professionals, newly-married ladies, middle-aged housewives and even elderly. It feels safe even if you are travelling at late evening hours. No unusual male glances, no men trying to fall over you, no fear of being overheard during "girl talks". Moreover, women no more feel embarrassed of lashing out at men who intentionally try to get into their compartment to show their superiority. Men either move out of the women's compartment or go behind the bars. So for all the ladies, Metro definitely rocks!!!

1 comment:

  1. very similar to mumbai locals. There you have 4-6 coaches reserved for women depending on total number of coaches..