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Women will run Central Railway’s ladies special today

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Central Railway has decided to celebrate Women’s Day by deputing women staff to pilot a suburban train. The guard of the train will also be a woman.

The train is likely to be piloted by Surekha Yadav, who is billed as Asia’s first loco pilot. Yadav started her career as an assistant diver in 1989 and worked her way up to become a goods driver in 1996, and before becoming a motorwoman in 2000.

Shweta Gone is likely to be the guard of the train. Gone become the first woman to be appointed as a train guard on the Central Railway’s Mumbai division in 2015. Gone stood first in the training conducted for guards.

Another CR official said, “This act, though symbolic, will send a strong message to citizens that women are able to undertake any task.”

Women will run Railways today : CR, Happy Women’s Day

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