CR marks Women's Day with special 'ladies' train

CR marks Women's Day with special 'ladies' train

A special women's only train was flagged off from CST's platform one at 6.05 pm on 8 March, International Women's Day. The Harbour Line train ran from CST to Panvel. The unique aspect of this train was that it was handled entirely by female staff of the Central Railway.

The 'motorman' was Surekha Yadav and the guard was Shweta Ghone. Yadav is the city's first female motorman. The event was a special one for the Central Railway, and CR general manager D K Sharma was present as the chief guest on the occasion. Ticket checkers, RPF staff and other CR staff too travelled on this special train that was decorated with flowers to mark the special day. School children were present to hand over a rose to each female commuter on the train.

Currently, the Central Railway has a strength of 155 female ticket checkers and five RPF senior inspectors, five sub inspectors, 33 head constables, 49 constables - a total of 92 female officials in the RPF.