Breaking glass ceiling, all-woman staff pilots express train

  • | Saturday | 9th March, 2019

Though the main loco-pilot and the guard of the train were male employees, all other staff members including the assistant loco pilot were women. Allahabad: There was nothing amiss about the sunny Friday afternoon when the Howrah-Jodhpur Express chugged to a stop at platform number 5 of Allahabad Junction. Be it the rush of passengers, an air filled with the quintessential aroma of fried snacks or the shrill calls of tea vendors. It was then that I realised that they were not just ordinary railway employees but had actually piloted the train with hundreds of passengers on board,” said Pushpa Khanduja, a passenger.“I was happy to see the women employees managing the train operations. Later, I noticed that another woman employee was holding a green flag in her hand and her colleague was talking on a walkie-talkie.

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