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

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

Jain also said that from Thursday, train No. 11029 DN Koyna Express and train no. 11008 UP Deccan Express will permanently have women ticket-checking staff. Another two stations, Phirangipuram in Guntur division and Ramavarapadu in Vijayawada division, will also employ only women by this month-end. Central Railways celebrates International Women's Day! Today the station is run exclusively by 41 women staffers, which include personnel from RPF, commercial and operating departments.

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.

Previous year on March 8, Central Railway ran a ladies' special local train from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) to Panvel.

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Dr Atul Gupta, Divisional Railway Manager, Mysuru, A K Sinha, ADRM, Mysuru and Other officers and staff from Mysuru Division were part of the programme. Motorman Surekha Yadav piloted the train while the guard was Shweta Ghone. Security of women passengers is heightened by deployment of Nirbhaya squads comprising lady ticket checkers and Railway Protection Force personnel in suburban trains in the city, he added. "To recognize this, SCR has decided to make certain Railway Stations manned by all women employees", he said.

She said that the railways has entrusted women with great responsibility and they will live up to the organization's expectations.

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