On Women's Day, Matunga Rd station gets all-women staff

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"A total of 31 women personnel as frontline staff from commercial, operating and security department will be deployed at Matunga Road Station", WR's Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Ravinder Bhakar said. Already, in January 2018, the Matunga Railway Station in Mumbai has entered the coveted Limca Book of Records 2018 for being manned completely by women employees. Today the station is run exclusively by 41 women staffers, which include personnel from RPF, commercial and operating departments.

To encourage women work force in Railways and to develop their moral and self confidence, South Central Railway (SCR) on Thursday, coinciding with International Women Day, launched four "All Women Railway Stations". However, we will have to identify woman Loco Pilot, Assistant Pilot and Guard. "Surekha Yadav is likely to operate the train", said SK Jain, divisional railway manger, CR.

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The KSR Bengaluruâ€"Danapur Sanghamitra Express was flagged off with an all women on-board crew on Women's Day. To recognize this, SCR has decided to make certain Railway Stations manned by all women employees", he said.

Central Railway (CR) too deployed all-women staff on the popular Deccan Queen Express train that runs between Mumbai and Pune. "The female passengers are welcomed to give their suggestions like what changes they want in trains which can help them and they can also tell their problems to the women staff who will be sitting at the help desk", said SK Jain.

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