Mumbai traffic signals feature women pedestrian signage to promote gender equality
In a first in India, Mumbai featured female pedestrian signage in Dadar traffic signals in order to encourage gender equality.
To promote gender equality, several European countries, including Germany, have long ago overhauled traffic signages to include female pedestrian figures. And now, in a first such initiative in the country, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is changing pedestrian signals across 13 junctions between Mumbai’s Dadar and Mahim.
Maharashtra's tourism and environment minister Aaditya Thackeray shared the information on social media. “If you’ve passed by Dadar, you’d see something that will make you feel proud. @mybmcWardGN is ensuring gender equality with a simple idea- the signals now have women too!” tweeted Thackeray.
Since being shared online, the post has garnered over 28,000 likes and has gone viral on several social media platforms.
While many netizens praised the move, others felt a lot more needs to be done in order to bring gender equality.