Women will run Central Railway’s ladies special today
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.
A CR official said, “We have decided to depute women staff on a special train on the Harbour line between CST and Panvel on Wednesday. For the first time, the guard and the the pilot, both will be women.”
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.”