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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