Deccan Queen Train run by all-female staff on Women's Day

After Matunga on CR, WR's Matunga Road station to have all women staff from March 8
International Women's Day: Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai special Deccan Queen to be run by women staff on Mar 8

10 March, 2018

The day began with honouring, Loco Pilot Banda Usha Someshwari along with other Women employees and passengers at Mysuru Railway Station by Members of the South Western Railway Women Welfare Organisation (SWRWWO).

In his address during the International Women's Day celebrations at the Salem divisional office, Divisional Railway Manager Hari Shankar Verma said one of the railway schools within the jurisdiction of the division would also function as an All-Women Railway School.

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"A total of 31 women personnel as frontline staff from commercial, operating and security department will be deployed at Matunga Road Station", WR's Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Ravinder Bhakar said.

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.

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Ajni railway station in Nagpur become the third all-woman station in the country after Matunga in Mumbai and Gandhinagar in Jaipur on International Women's Day that is Thursday March 08th, 2018.

Apart from the ticket checking staff, the CR will also deploy women personnel from the Railway Protection Force (RPF). "Surekha Yadav is likely to operate the train", said SK Jain, divisional railway manger, CR.

This is how Indian Railways, which employs 91,000 women, is carving out a new image of gender equality in its big operations.

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