Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) on October 27 officially renamed one of its stations as "Pride Station”. It is dedicated to the transgender community, a first for Metro services in northern India. Gautam Buddh Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma, Noida MLA Pankaj Singh and NMRC Managing Director Ritu Maheshwari unveiled the new name of the station. The station was earlier known as the Sector 50 station. Six members of the transgender community, who have been recruited by NMRC through contractors for services at the Metro station, were present at the station. The initiative was inspired by the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2019, passed by the Centre for the protection of the rights of the transgender people. NMRC had on June 19 announced its decision to convert the Sector 50 station into a “She – Man” station that shall have special facilities and employment for the transgenders. The operator had earlier thought of renaming the station as “Rainbow”. The “Pride” station, though dedicated to the transgenders, will be open for all passengers.