On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2020, a goods train was run by an all-women crew in Odisha from Khurda Road to Palasa.
The Khudra road division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) is observing International Women’s Day from March 1 to March 10, with the theme ‘Equal is Equal’. In an effort to empower women, ran s women’s special Goods Train on Friday.
The crew member of the goods train was Munni Tigga as the loco pilot, Rajeswari Biswal as the assistant loco pilot and Revati as the guard.
The train left Khurda Road at 10:30 am and reached Palasa at 5:30 pm. As for the return, the train left Palasa at 5:45 am on March 7 and reached Khurda Road at around 12:45 pm on the same day.
The division also provided lady running room at various stations for the convenience of the women staff. “These women employees are the pride of the division and are also an inspiration to the society”, the ECoR statement said.