Separate Train Compartments For Women

Separate Train Compartments For Women

General Manager Railways, Mr. Dilanthe Fernando said that “Women-only” passenger cars program will be launched on the 8th of March 2019 (International Women’s Day)

Women-only carriages were introduced back in 1912, Japan. Currently, countries like India, Japan, Egypt, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Germany have Women-only carriages in their railway services.

There were Women-only carriages in Sri Lanka Railways a couple of years back but it stopped due to operation problems.

Women Only Passenger Cars in Japan
Photo: Anthony Georgeff

Sri Lanka Railways is planning to have these carriages in six office trains including Sagarika, Samudradevi in the initial stage.

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