There might be no U-turn on the latest transfer to introduce ladies’s coaches on trains, says transport minister Anthony Loke. He mentioned that almost all of each day commuters on public transport are ladies, and through peak hours, security is a priority amongst females.
“In accordance with information from Prasarana and Contact n Go, 62& of each day customers of public transport are ladies. Throughout peak hours, the problem of security has develop into a priority for a lot of feminine riders. Therefore the ladies’s coach was launched on the Fast KL MRT Kajang Line, and it is going to be launched on different strains too,” he mentioned. “This can be a proper initiative, we’ll defend it regardless of the criticism,” the Seremban MP added.
A few months in the past, Loke mentioned that there was a rise in instances of sexual harassment on trains. “The introduction of women-only coaches is because of the truth that we’re seeing a rise in case of sexual harassment on trains. Throughout rush hour, ladies need to experience on overcrowded trains and generally there’s bodily contact,” he mentioned.
Those that commute each day on trains, what do you consider ladies’s coaches? My two sen is that it’s an amazing transfer if it makes feminine riders really feel safer, and males ought to respect it and never encroach into the designated automobiles.
However now that the coaches and platforms are reserved and clearly marked (with frequent bulletins in trains too so nobody can declare ignorance), women ought to proceed to the ladies’s coach and never take up house within the different coaches. Many are fast to lambast thick skinned males caught sitting within the pink zone, and rightly so, however maybe the women can bertimbang rasa too. Let’s all respect one another.
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