Jaipur’s Gandhinagar railway station becomes 1st fully women operated non-suburban station

The Gandhi Nagar railway station in Jaipur, Rajasthan became the country’s first major non-suburban railway station to be fully-managed by women. It is the second in the country to be managed solely by women – the first being Matunga in Mumbai. It is step towards empowering women and set example for women across the country that they can independently handle a major railway station.

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Gandhi Nagar is important railway station in Jaipur situated on Jaipur-Delhi rail route. More than 50 trains pass through the station daily out of which 25 halting at station. The station has footfall of more than 7,000 passengers every day. There are 40 women staff deployed at station besides women personnel of railway protection force (RPF) at station. These women employees have been trained to manage all operations at the station. At this station, 10 women each have been posted in transport and commercial sections, while 4 have been posted for ticket checking, along with total of RPF personnel.

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