In the wake of agitations and rife criticism over the women safety in Telangana post the rape and murder of Disha, Hyderabad Metro Rail has made an official announcement to ensure the safety of women commuters travelling with them. Hyderabad Metro Rail managing director NVS Reddy on Wednesday stated that women can now carry pepper spray with them for self-defence on the metro train. The has already been in implementation in Bengaluru metro which allows them to carry pepper spray. Amidst the increasing awareness over the self-defence, Hyderabad Metro which disallowed sprays on grounds of fire safety received a bulk of appeals to allow them on the grounds of self-defence. MD NVS Reddy also stated that communique instructions were already issued to the security personnel.