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Women – The Vital Force Behind Development Processes of Country

Women are making striking strides in various development processes  of  the  country  and  are  keen  to  rub  shoulders with their male counterpart. From times immemorial, women have been a force to reckon  with  concerning   affairs pertaining to the governance of the country. Even now, they are much involved in the development processes of the country. Naturally, it is very important for them to move around safely,  since  several  of  them  tend to hesitate to venture out of their homes, as they do not feel too safe.

The coming of the Hyderabad Metro Rail will have a positive impact on women equality and their empowerment, as women who are shy and hesitate to move out otherwise, will also venture out on their own, as they are confident that their travel by metro rail will be safe. In fact,  they  would   be more chances  of  interacting  with  women  who are already involved in the helm of affairs.

Values keeping changing and the role of women also change accordingly. The need of the hour is that women must take the initiative and leave their daily household chores behind for awhile and come out and rub shoulders on an equal footing with their male-counterparts. Since HMR will prove to be a viable travel mode option for rural women as well, they can come to the cities and imbibe knowledge that is vital to the growth and development of their families. In fact, even now rural women come to the city in search of their livelihood along with their husbands and are able to educate their children. They also play a vital role in city issues, since they sell their produce or work, thus contributing towards the economy of the country.

Women  in  Hyderabad  are actively participating in various spheres of economic activity of the city. The educated among them are venturing out of their houses and taking up jobs or pursuing careers. In fact, several   women who hesitate to study  on  account  of  fear  of  venturing  out, will be able to confidently do so once HMR makes inroads into the city. Opportunities galore will be at their door-step, both from the education point of view as well as from the job perspective.

Politically,  women   in   Hyderabad   do  have a say  in matters, but so far only those from the elite families and lower and upper middle classes are playing active role in the political affairs of the city. The illiterate women are not much exposed to the outside world as they hesitate to venture out. The present public transport services are not adequate enough and are time-consuming    and  tend keep women  away from their daily chores too long. Once HMR arrives on the scene,  the  travel time  will come down and housewives who are interested in taking part in outside affairs will also be able to move out freely and comfortably.

women empowerment

In this challenging world of ours, women have become a force to reckon with. Even, in earlier times women did play a major role in social and political events. In other words, women have always participated in the mainstream of life. In Hyderabad also, women are quite ahead in contributing towards the growth and development of the city. Therefore, the soon to arrival Hyderabad Metro Rail would certainly impact empowerment in many ways. Let us observe this further.

How will HMR impact women empowerment?

  • Women have to move around freely and also quickly in order to take part in various activities related to society.
  • Women from rural areas do need to interact with their urban counterparts in order take part in the mainstream activities and make positive contribution towards the development of the society.
  • Women also need to feel safe and secure while travelling in the city, and HMR will certainly prove to be very advantageous for them to commute without any hassles.

Can women help HMR in its development?

Yes. Women must make use of it for their travel purposes, thus making it essential for the development process of the city. Also, the educated women among them must bring into focus the fact that HMR is a safe form of city travel in order to encourage their rural counterpart.

Can HMR promote women empowerment?

Certainly, HMR will act as a catalyst in the promotion of women empowerment as more women will make use of the rapid mass transportation and thus encourage participation of women in society. Also, women will not have any reservations in venturing out and get enrolled in educational institutions to pursue studies in various subjects that would improve their life-styles, health and the welfare of their family. As we are quite aware, women need to be educated for family well-being and, therefore, HMR will enable them to full-fill their desire to be educated.

All over the world, women are very active in politics, socio-economic events and Hyderabad is no exception to such progressive activities. HMR will encourage the participation of women in the overall development of the city and thus bring these women into limelight, both at the national, as well as, perhaps at the international level.

All said and done, we can certainly say that women are an integral part of our society, and it is essential to ensure that they travel in ease and comfort.