On January 6, India witnessed its first all-female crew piloting a goods train from Maharashtra to Gujarat, becoming the first goods train in India to be ever crewed by women in the history of the Indian Railways’. Western Railway zone tweeted and informed that all-female crew piloted goods train has started from Vasai Road to Vadodara.
Three women who drove the goods train was loco pilot Kumkum Suraj Dongre, Assistant Loco Pilot Udita Verma and Goods Guard Akansha Rai. This was the first time ever when Western Railway ran its first all-female crew manned goods train.
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also took to Twitter and lauded Western Railway for breaking yet another stereotype and setting an example of women empowerment.