New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) For the first time in the history of the Indian Railways, a train with only women ticket examiners will run on March 8, a senior railway ministry official said today. Also Read - Throwback Tuesday! When Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan Cycled Through Streets of Mumbai
All the 30 travelling ticket examiners (TTEs) on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express will be women on March 8, which is celebrated as the International Women’s Day. Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Heavy Rains Paralyse City, IMD Warns of 'Flooding', Local Trains Suspended Due to Waterlogging; BMC Declares Holiday
“A team of 30 women TTEs will be on duty during the train’s journey both ways,” the official said. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Receives Notice From BMC Over 'Unauthorised Construction' of Her Residence, Here’s What They Found ‘Illegal’
Currently, the train has only two women TTEs out of six.
A group of six women TTEs will be on duty at any given time during the train’s journey on March 8 and the duration of their work will be around six hours and twenty minutes, officials said.
Recently, Jaipur s Gandhi Nagar railway station became the first non-suburban railway station to be run entirely by an all-woman staff.
The first suburban railway station to be entirely run by women employees was Mumbai s Matunga station which earned a spot in the Limca Book of Records 2018 for the feat. PTI ASG RC RC
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