From selling and checking of tickets Rajasthan's Gandhi Nagar gets country's first all women operated non-suburban station

26 February 2018, 11:28 AM
Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

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).

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.”

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.

First Published: Monday, February 26, 2018 11:23 AM
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