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Kochi Metro | KMRL appoints transgenders for office support & ticketing work

Kochi: The upcoming Kochi Metro will employ 23 transgenders to push for the welfare of the marginalised and neglected community.

They will be deployed in different sections, including housekeeping and ticket counters based on their qualifications, said sources at the Kerala Metro Rail Limited.

This is for the first time a government-owned company in the state is providing bulk employment to members of the third gender.

While educated among them will be deployed in key posts others will be deployed in house-keeping and cleaning sections.

“This is an attempt to bring them to the mainstream. We hope our maiden attempt will be a runaway success. We expect other firms to follow suit and engage them in respectable positions,” said Kerala Metro Rail Limited managing director Elias George.

Being selected through written tests and interviews, they are currently undergoing training. More transgenders will be inducted by the metro after gauging performance of the first lot of employees from the community, metro sources said.

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