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Indian Railways starts first goods train with an all-women crew: Check details here

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Indian Railways has launched a goods train that’s operated by an all-female crew. The train service began between Vasai Road in Maharastra to Vadodara in Gujarat on January 5.

The train is helmed by Kumkum Suraj Dongre- the Loco Pilot, alongside with Udita Verma- the Assistant Loco Pilot and Akansha Rai – the Goods Guard, as per a press release by the Western Railway zone.

“Very few women come forward to join these posts due to the grueling nature of the job of guards and loco pilots, which also involves traveling long distances,” a senior Railway official mentioned.

The Western Railway zone believes that this transfer will likely be a game-changer in addition to an inspiration for different girls to take up such difficult jobs in Indian Railways.

According to the zonal railway, there are feminine porters throughout varied railway stations of the Bhavnagar Division. Also, Preeti Kumari is the Western Railway zone’s first motor girl to run Mumbai suburban native trains. Now, the ladies of India are prepared to simply accept difficult jobs and proving their talents past the edge of family chores, the Western Railway zone added.

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