Western Railways, the busiest rail network of India which is a mode of transport for more than lakhs of ladies everyday is changing it’s female coach logo. With the changing times and changing attires, the Western Railways have come upfront with their acceptance to it by replacing the symbol of a woman shown with ghunghat over her head with a woman shown in a formal suit.
No longer are the Indian women associated only with a saree and ghunghat over their head. Today’s women are fierce, confident and independent. Also, the local trains of Mumbai are maximum used by the working ladies to commute whose dressing never resembled the present symbol.
To keep up with the changing times, WR is modernising the logo used to mark women’s coaches. Apart from the change in the logo, posters of inspiring women with details of their achievements, will also be displayed in the ladies coaches. @drmbcthttps://t.co/9c7dqKsd4Y
— Western Railway (@WesternRly) May 27, 2019
During one of the regular inspections done two months ago by WR General Manager AK Gupta and as reported by Mumbai Mirror, he thought that the logo with ghunghat was not a prominent representation of the women travelling in it. Instead, it could be a representation of modern Indian women. It could portray a true strong image. This was a start to the entire redesigning of the ladies’ coach logo.
The entire railway team along with their internal design team together for two months discussed of what could truly represent the equality between men and women. What could be the best representation of our Indian women travellers? A modern woman in a suit with her arms folded was used as a symbol after months of discussion over the new logo.
Not only the railway department changed the logo but also made it visible enough with red diagonal stripes around it. This helped in demarcation of a separate coach and could be prominent enough. Also, it could not be mistaken to be a general compartment. The team along with this proposed inspirational posters and photos of inspirational women like Saina Nehwal and Kalpana Chawla to be put up in the interior of the coach.
Till now twelve coach rakes have been redesigned. Another 110 are subsequent to follow their redesigning during their regular interval halts.
This is one such great step taken by the Western Railways in support for the women’s growth and success.
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