Jakarta

Train operator launches
special carriages for women

Not yet the norm?: A number of male passengers are seen in a train carriage designated for female passengers only following the launch of the special Jakarta-Bogor commuter trains on Thursday. State railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) launched 20 carriages for women traveling the Jakarta-Bogor route Thursday in an attempt to minimize sexual harassment on trains. Antara/Jafkhairi
Not yet the norm? A number of male passengers are seen in a train carriage designated for female passengers only following the launch of the special Jakarta-Bogor commuter trains on Thursday. Antara/Jafkhairi


State railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) launched special carriages for women traveling the Jakarta-Bogor route Thursday.

Transportation Minister Freddy Numberi and Minister for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Linda Amalia Sari attended the launch ceremony at Depok train station in West Java.

KAI is to launch 20 carriages for women traveling the route. On Thursday, KAI launched 10 series of the carriages; one series consists of eight railway wagons, two of which are for women only.

The company will segregate the queue for the women’s railway wagons and will provide a conductress.

Children under the age of 10 are allowed to use the women wagons, if they are accompanied by older female relatives.

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