Mumbai traffic signals feature women pedestrian signage to promote gender equality

First Published 2, Aug 2020, 5:17 PM

In a first in India, Mumbai featured female pedestrian signage in Dadar traffic signals in order to encourage gender equality.

<p>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.</p>

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.

<p>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.</p>

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.

<p>Since being shared online, the post has garnered over 28,000 likes and has gone viral on several social media platforms.<br />
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Since being shared online, the post has garnered over 28,000 likes and has gone viral on several social media platforms.
 

<p>While many netizens praised the move, others felt a lot more needs to be done in order to bring gender equality.</p>

While many netizens praised the move, others felt a lot more needs to be done in order to bring gender equality.

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