New Delhi, March 8: Indian Railways have taken a major initiative in celebrating the Women's Day in a most unique way and also exemplary.
On the occasion of International Womens Day, Indian Railways deployed all women ticket checking staff on Mumbai Central- Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express. Visuals from Mumbai Central Railway Station
Besies this Indian Railway deploys all women staff on Allahabad Intercity Express on the occasion of International Womens Day. What is further exciting is that the train also has an assistant women driver.
The Central Railway (CR) has decided to deploy all-women staff on the popular Deccan Queen Express train that runs between Mumbai and Pune.
The Matunga Road station of the Western Railway (WR) will also be fully-managed by women, officials said.
"The Central Railway has decided to run the prestigious Deccan Queen Express between Mumbai and Pune by deploying an All Women Crew tomorrow to commemorate the International Womens Day," S K Jain, Divisional Railway Manager of Mumbai division of CR, said.
Asias first woman train driver Surekha Yadav will pilot the express and senior assistant loco pilot Trushna Joshi will assist her, he said.
Sweta Ghone has been given the honour to work as on-duty guard of the Deccan Queen and will be giving clearance by waving the green flag on the Womens Day, Jain said.
"Besides, the ticket-checking staff, RPF personnel and electric technician will also be all-women," he said.
Jain also said that from tomorrow, train No. 11029 DN Koyna Express and train no. 11008 UP Deccan Express will permanently have women ticket-checking staff.
The CR has already appointed all-women staffers to manage its suburban Matunga station, which found its way into the Limca Book of Records.