Western Railway has created history. For the first time, an all-female crew has run a freight train from Maharashtra to Gujarat. Western Railway has stated in a press release that “Women crew operated a freight train from Vasai Road to Vadodara on January 5, 2021, and gave a remarkable example that there is no job in which women do not prove their ability Do it. ” The first women crew freight train of Western Railway was operated by the team of Kumkum Dongre, Udita Verma and Akansha Rai.
Union Railway Minister also praised
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal praised this initiative as a great example of women empowerment. Goyal tweeted, “Our women employees have set a wonderful example of empowerment by running the goods train efficiently from Vasai Road in Maharashtra to Vadodara in Gujarat. Women workers have taken every responsibility from the loco pilot to the guard of this train. “
There are many difficulties to be faced
Sumit Thakur, Chief Public Relations Officer, Western Railway, while giving information about this campaign, said that long distance travel is a difficult task and because of this very few women work as guards or loco pilots. He said that with this being a game-changer, it will be an inspiration for the remaining women working with the railways to participate in the difficult work.
On social media, users have reacted to this and praised these women. Many Twitter users also called it a milestone for women’s empowerment.