Safe abode for women in transit will now be a reality in Kerala capital as Thiruvananthapuram Corporation is all set to launch its She Lodges series.
With plans cleared by the corporation, the first lodge will come up at Sreekandeswaram and Vanchiyoor as part of the first phase of the woman-friendly
These lodges with dormitories and separate rooms will cater to students, job trainees and working women. Women can choose from A/C, non-A/C and deluxe rooms. Food will also be catered. Senior citizens, sick, disabled and lactating women will be provided special care spaces. Medical help will be available at all times.
The project that bars men will however allow boys upto 12 years to accompany their mothers.
She Taxis will be available for pick-and-drop services from the lodge.
Lockers for valuables will be made available at nominal rates.
Clean drinking water, quality mattresses, pillows and bedsheets are other highlights of the proposed accommodation.
Corporation will wield entire ownership of the lodge which will also decide upon rent and other charges.