Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s managing director E Sreedharan decided to reserve one coach of every train for women passengers a few years back.
The decision was taken on October 2, 2010, after several requests and letters received by DMRC from various quarters.
Apart from a reserved coach for women, there is also a reservation of seats for women (four seats), seats for the old and physically challenged (four seats) and seats with stickers asking people to offer the seats to ‘someone in need’ (six seats) in all the remaining coaches of the train.
The DMRC’s decision to reserve seats for women was lauded for years, especially in the year 2012 after the Nirbhaya gangrape. More info