New Delhi: Mumbai and its civic body become the first in India to introduce female figures on the traffic signals and signs, symbolising a coming-of-age event in the chronicles of gender parity. Also Read - Children in this Remote Maharashtra Village Speak Japanese, Thanks to their Passion for Robotics

Reports said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is changing the signs at 13 junctions on Cadell Road in Mumbai’s Dadar and Mahim. The Siddhivinayak Temple, Mahim Dargah, Mahin Church, BR Ambedkar’s memorial are situation on this stretch of road. Also Read - Mumbai: One Dead, 4 Injured After Part of Building Collapses in Chembur

Maharashtra tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray tweeted the photo of the new signs and signals, making them viral on the social media platform. Also Read - Mumbai Fishermen Find Giant Whale Shark That Weighs Over 2000 Kg, Probe Ordered | Watch Video

With this initiative, Mumbai becomes the first Indian city to join the league of several cities in Germany, the Netherlands, Australia who have traffic light women in the crossings.