Kochi Metro will employ 23 members from the transgender community. This is the first time a government owned company has formally appointed members of the transgender community. These 23 workers will be a part of the 530 Kudumbasree workers to be employed at 11 stations in the Kochi Metro. While the better educated workers would be posted at ticket counters, the rest will be deputed for housekeeping works, customer relations, parking, gardening and to man the coach-depot canteen.
All of the workers have been appointed after written test and interview and have been imparted training in soft and technical skills.
Kochi Metro is an under-construction metro system to cater to the needs of Kochi in Kerala. The first phase of the metro project covering a 13.4 km distance from Aluva to Palarivattom is set to become operational soon. A second 5km section of the line from Palarivattom up to Maharaja’s College will be made operational after that.