Gender parity: Female figures in Mumbai visitors sign lights


Mumbai, Aug 2 (PTI) Traffic alerts in Mumbai have gotten   a gender equality increase as a feminine determine has changed the male one in colour-coded lights that inform about the suitable of method, with officers stating the transfer by the BMC would make the metropolis the primary within the nation to have gone in for such a change.

The modification within the visitors sign signage system for gender equality shall be executed at 13 junctions on Veer Savarkar Marg, earlier referred to as Cadell Road, within the metropolis’s G/North Ward, with the primary having come up at Dadar, a civic official mentioned.

The stretch has 120 alerts between the famend Siddhivinayak Temple in Prabhadevi and Mahim police station, he added.

The street is fashionable because the cultural backbone of Mumbai and the transfer is a part of its “pedestrianisation”, G/North Ward Assistant Municipal Commissioner Kiran Dighavkar advised PTI on Sunday.

The thought of modifying the sign signage was amongst many recommended by specialists, and with this, Mumbai will be part of some cities that shall be overhauling its visitors sign signage system, he added.

“The initiative has been taken up so that it can help bring about gender equality. The work on it has started and new signages have been put up in Dadar,” Dighavkar mentioned.

Images of the change at a sign have been shared by Maharashtra minister and Shiv Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray who tweeted “if you’ve passed by Dadar, you’d see something that will make you proud. BMC is ensuring gender equality with a simple idea- the signals now have women too”.

He thanked Dighavkar, native Sena MLA Sada Sarvankar, metropolis Mayor Kishori Pednekar and Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner IS Chahal.

The permission to make the adjustments got by town visitors police to the BMC on July 17, officers added.

Cities like Geneva in Switzerland, and Germany’s Dresden, Cologne and Zwicko have feminine figures alongside male ones as a part of the signage, officers mentioned.

Among the extra well-known ones is the pony-tailed feminine determine referred to as “Sofie” put in in Amersfoot in Netherlands in 2000, whereas Vienna in Austria put in same-sex ones in 2015. PTI

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