More Railway Stations, Trains To Have All-Women Crew

More Railway Stations, Trains To Have All-Women Crew

Ajni railway station in Nagpur, will also have all-women staff from tomorrow.

CR has already been awarded for its step to appoint an all-women staff for Matunga station. Today the station is run exclusively by 41 women staffers, which include personnel from RPF, commercial and operating departments.

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Maninagar railway station and Matunga Road station on the Western Railway line in Mumbai became all-women stations from Thursday on the occasion of International Women's day. The honour of driving the Deccan Queen Express was given to Asia's first female train driver Surekha Yadav.

The KSR Bengaluruâ€"Danapur Sanghamitra Express was flagged off with an all women on-board crew on Women's Day".

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There will be three commercial clerks, three reservation staff, three security staff and five staff for cleanliness, according to Hyderabad Divisional Railway Manager Arun Kumar Jain. She was assisted by loco pilot Trushna Joshi, and Shweta Hone took charge of guarding the train during the trip. Security of women passengers is heightened by deployment of Nirbhaya squads comprising lady ticket checkers and Railway Protection Force personnel in suburban trains in the city, he added.

The SCR had on Tuesday announced that the Begumpet Railway Station would become an all women station from Thursday, along with the Chandragiri and Phirangipuram railway stations. They have been funded by the South Western Railway Women's Welfare Organization at a cost of Rs.47,000 each.

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