Bengaluru’s Banaswadi Railway Station to be Run Entirely by Women
Bengaluru, March 9: Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said Banaswadi railway station in Bengaluru will be run entirely by women. The announcement came on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
“This is the fifth all-women run railway station in the country, in which all activities at the station will be carried out by women,” Goyal had said.
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From station master, booking clerk to reservation call — all employees at the station will be women.
Other all-women-run railway stations are located in Matunga in Mumbai, Gandhinagar in Jaipur, Chandragiri in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district and Ajni in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
“Indian Railways does not distinguish while recruiting people, but there are a few sectors in the railways for which Indian women unfortunately do not apply. We would start recruiting more women soon, particularly in the Railway Protection Force,” Goyal said.
With inputs from IANS