Odisha: ECoR runs all-women driven train

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway’s Khurda Road division on Friday ran a women’s special goods train from Khurda Road to Palasa as a mark of observance of the ‘International Women’s Day campaign’ from March 1, 2020 to March 10, 2020.

In this train all the crew members i.e Loco pilot, Assistant loco pilot and Guard were women. The train left Khurda Road at 10.30hrs and reached Palasa at 17.30hrs (5.30Pm). In return the Women’s Special Goods train left Palasa at 5.45 hrs on 07.03.2020 and is about to reach Khurda Road.

The crew members of this ladies special goods train were Munni Tigga, Loco Pilot; Rajeswari Biswal, Assistant Loco Pilot and Revati Singh, Guard. For the convenience of lady running staff, the division provided lady running rooms at various stations.

“These women employees are the pride of the division and are also an inspiration to the society”, thee ECoR said in a statement.

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