In what is possibly a world’s first, India’s national carrier Air India will now be reserving seats for women.
Six seats in the front rows of domestic flights will be blocked without any additional cost, The Hindu reported.
For a while now, buses, trains and even auto-rickshaws in India have had special seats for women, but this is the first time that an airline is implementing it.
An Air India official has reportedly said, “We feel, as national carriers, it is our responsibility to enhance comfort level to female passengers.”
The policy will take effect on Jan. 18. Read more…