A New Way to Commute: Women-Only Trains in India

All (Women) Aboard India New Commuter Trains

Getting groped is no way to start the day. But in India, where women often ride the rails for several hours a day while commuting to and from work, it's a common occurrence. Until now. With the country's female workforce on the rise, the Minister of Railways, a woman named Mamata Banerjee, recently rolled out eight new women-only trains--no ass-grabbing guys allowed. The trains, which service New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Calcutta, also have another perk: women vendors who sell everything from earrings to hairpins to frozen yogurt.