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India’s this station governed by all women crew after Matunga

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Jaipur: The North Western Railways in a progressive initiative for women empowerment is proudly running ‘All-women railway station’ at Gandhinagar railway station in Pink city.

 

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Right from operations, reservations and booking staff to railway protection force a team of 40 women run and given responsibility to operate and manage important trains passing through this section.

The Gandhinagar railway station is situated on Jaipur-Delhi route and more than 50 trains pass through this station everyday with footfall of nearly more than 7,000 passengers daily.

 

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The North Western Railway (NWR) general manager T.P.Singh said, “Women have always proved that they are equal to men. Thus, it is a pleasure for me to announce Gandhi Nagar as the first railway station of the country. It is a challenging job and I hope all women employees deployed here will meet the expectations of the passengers.”

He further added, “Matunga railway station of Mumbai is also managed by women and it is in the sub-urban category while our station is first in the main line category.”

 

After Matunga now Pink City runs on all women Railway station:

 

With Closed Circuit Television cameras (CCTV) were installed at station premises for their safety and to monitor activities.

Also to make all-women friendly railway station Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines (SNVP) were installed in collaboration with NGO Arushi. Apart from Gandhinagar, five other stations-Ajmer, Udaipur, Abu Road, Bikaner and Sadulpur also have SNVP.

 

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To overcome and achieve self confidence in them they have been given special training to run station.

Prior to this, last year all women police patrol team were deployed in Pink city at more than 200 check points to keep eye on eve-teasers.

 

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Such initiative was a reward for women travelling which assures comfort and safety, even provide job for women nearby area.

 

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Women’s day special: Lucknow Nagar Nigam to offer discounts to women registering for house and water tax in the city

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Lucknow: In a fisrt, Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) will host an all women meeting of its House on Sunday, on the eve of international Women’s Day.

City mayor Sanyukta Bhatia has called the meeting which will be attended by women corporators and officers of the civic body. The LMC has also invited only women journalists to cover the event. .

“It will be an informal meeting, but an acknowledgement of the important role women play in all walks of life,” said Bhatia, who is also the city’s first woman mayor. “The house meeting will discuss some important aspects of women safety and services offered to them in the city,” she added.

Women corporators will also be allowed to raise and discuss issues and development work in their respective wards. The meeting will be held at LMC headquarter in Lalbagh from 10am.

 

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