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The research on females' passengers towards the effectiveness of "ladies coach" of KTM Berhad


Tan, Hui Shan and Anuar, Nur Khairiel (2012) The research on females' passengers towards the effectiveness of "ladies coach" of KTM Berhad. In: Simposium Pengurusan Teknologi, Operasi & Logistik (SIPTIK III), 11-12 Disember 2012, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Women-only passenger cars are railway or subway cars intended for women only.They are intended for women only and offered on some trains in Iran, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Egypt, India and Dubai. This is to provide more comfort and security to women and protect them from “sexual harassment and jostling with male passengers” and cope up with the demands and travel behaviour of women in this globalization era at the same time.Women made more trips in fulfilling their roles in household and workforce industry.Malaysia, a country of 27.7 million inhabitants and a working age population of 17.6 million.Almost half the working age population (49.1%) is comprised of women.Therefore, their safety in travelling by public transportation is the main concerns.This could be done by providing women with secured transit environment and comfort rides.The implementation of “ladies coach” by KTM Berhad is the very first step in fulfilling women’s transit safety needs.This study provides a comprehensive evaluation on the effectiveness of “ladies coach” in achieving its goals and recommendations for improvements in the futures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 9789832078739 Anjuran: Pusat Pengajian Pengurusan, Teknologi dan Logistik (STML), Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women-only passenger coaches, Ladies coaches, Sexual harassment, Comfort
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Mr. Nur Khairiel Anuar
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 08:06
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 02:59
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/8504

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