Breaking glass ceiling, all-woman staff pilots Howrah-bound 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.
Be it the rush of passengers, an air filled with the quintessential aroma of fried snacks or the shrill calls of tea vendors.
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.
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 .
Your support to NYOOOZ will help us to continue create and publish news for and from smaller cities, which also need equal voice as much as citizens living in bigger cities have through mainstream media organizations.
Stay updated with all the Allahabad Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ.