Transgenders to collect parking fee in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar: In a move to bring the transgender community into the mainstream and help them in earning their livelihood, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday gave them the responsibility of becoming parking volunteers in the State capital.
“BMC has given a new responsibility of managing and collecting parking fees to transgenders here in the city. It is a good opportunity for them to explore and I am sure it will boost their confidence level,” BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said.
“A group of 36 transgenders have been working with BMC for a long time. Earlier, they were engaged in collecting holding tax,” Chaudhary said.
A transgender, Meghna Sahoo, thanked the BMC on behalf of the community for giving them this opportunity. “It will help the community to earn their livelihood,” Meghna said.