Rajasthan's Gandhinaagar Railway station is all set to be operated by women staff from the ticket collector to the station superintendent, from the enquiry counter to the station master and even pointsman. This is country’s second railway station which will be managed by women, first being Matunga railway station in Mumbai.
Of 40, four will look after train operations, eight will do bookings, six will handle reservations, six will check tickets and make an announcement, 10 will look after RPF while remaining six will take up other small work.
The staff will work in three shifts of eight hours. Neelam Jatav will be Gandhi Nagar's first woman station superintendent (SS).
This is a good step for Rajasthan. It would have been even better had this been started earlier. We are working in shifts. Booking & ticket cancellation continue even at night & being handled by women: Santosh Saini pic.twitter.com/ZRzFBolN7r— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2018
A staff-member, Santosh Saini, lauded the step and said, “This is a good step for Rajasthan. It would have been even better had this been started earlier. We are working in shifts. Booking & ticket cancellation continue even at night & being handled by women.”
In a tweet, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, “Railways is leading by an example to empower women and bring positive change in the society.”
Gandhi Nagar Railway Station in Jaipur, Rajasthan becomes India's first non-suburban station fully operated 24x7 by women staff, which includes station operations & Railway Protection Force. Railways is leading by an example to empower women & bring positive change in the society pic.twitter.com/8eKUegsMoP— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) February 21, 2018
In another tweet, posted by the Ministry of Railways, it was informed that the station staffs Government Railway Police (GRP) and women traffic police officials too.
CCTV cameras and sanitary napkin vending machines have also been installed at the all-women railway station.