Kochi Metro will be employing 23 transgender people when it begins its services in June. Out of the 530 Kudumbasree workers who will be posted at 11 stations in the Kochi Metro’s Aluva-Palarivattom corridor, 23 will be from the transgender community, a report in The Hindu stated. The better educated one will be posted at ticket counters, while others will be employed in house-keeping.

“We would like to give members of the transgender community their rightful share in different jobs at stations. There will be no discrimination between them and women workers,” Elias George, KMRL’s MD told The Hindu.

With this appointment, Kochi Metro will become the first government agency to formally appoint members of the transgender community.


Sukhdeep Singh