JAKARTA - Indonesia's state railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) on Thursday launched special carriages for women traveling between the capital, Jakarta, and the West Java city of Bogor. Transportation minister Freddy Numberi and women and child rights minister Linda Amalia Sari attended the launch ceremony at Depok train station in West Java.
KAI will segregate the queue for the women’s railway wagons and will provide a conductress. Twenty such wagons will be available initially. Children under the age of 10 are allowed to use the women wagons, if they are accompanied by older female relatives. These measures are taken after rising numbers of complaints of sexual harassment in trains on this busy commuter route.