The daughters are rising in the regime of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and now the whole country can see it. In a step towards women empowerment, the Indian Railways had handed over the Gandhi Nagar railway station to an all-women crew in last February. This is India’s first all-women railway station.
Rajasthan state was known for discriminating women a few years back but now the scenario has changed. Girls and women from the state are setting their parameters high in every sector. But, CM Vasundhara Raje’s plans and initiatives for women empowerment opened the beautiful doors for women in the state.
As a positive change, women are no longer being looked at as taboo in various fields which were previously dominated by men. Pink city’s Gandhi Nagar railways station is one of those workplaces.
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This is how all women team handles the station
The station is fully operated by 28 women employees, including ticket checkers, RPF, operations staff and reservation and booking supervisors. Gandhi Nagar railway station has a footfall of nearly 7000 passengers per day and of the 50 trains which pass by, 25 trains halt here.
To ensure the safety and sanity CCTV cameras and sanitary napkin vending machines have also been installed at the all-women railway station. These ladies are running Gandhi Nagar railway station successfully. In addition, the station is now a safer place for women passengers.
Prior to this, an all-women police patrol team was also deployed in Jaipur last year to set eve-teasers right. The squad, deployed at over 200 check-points in the city. This all-women squad patrols on two-wheelers to help women and girls in distress.
Raje government is leading by an example to empower women & bring positive change in the society. Among various women empowerment stories of the past few years, Gandhi Nagar railway station’s story features on the cover page.