Fuel outlet run by women convicts opens in Chennai


In a first of its kind, a petrol retail outlet will be fully run and managed by 30 women convicts who are still serving their prison sentence in Chennai. This fuel outlet was inaugurated this morning by Tamil Nadu Minister for Law and Prisons S Regupathy.

This fuel station is named as Freedom Filling Station and is located on Ambattur Road at Puzhal abutting the Special Prison for Women. This measure will help to reform and rehabilitate women convicts.
The 30 women who are employed in this outlet will get a monthly salary of Rs 6,000. It is an excellent opportunity for the women to learn new skills and gain work experience. The money that they earn can be used either to support their families or to save for their future.
Amaraesh Pujari, DGP in charge of Prisons and Correctional Services said that this initiative will help the convicts to gain an exposure to society and reduce isolation as well.


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