Rajya Rani Express train: Piyush Goyal shares video of women driving train ahead of Women’s Day
Ahead of International women’s day 2020, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has emphasized on the women empowerment in the country. In a bid to encourage women, Railway Ministry has allowed women to run a train. On March 1, the Rajya Rani Express was run by an all-women crew.
Piyush Goyal has shared the video on his official Twitter handle with a caption, “Towards Empowering Women: Commemorating the upcoming International Women’s Day, Rajya Rani Express train between Bengaluru & Mysuru was run by an all-women crew today. Watch Railways motor woman expertly navigate the train through the interiors of our nation.”
In the 48-second clip, the women crew can be seen navigating the Rajya Rani Express train. The video has been viewed over 40,000 times so far.
Towards Empowering Women: Commemorating the upcoming International Women’s Day, Rajya Rani Express train between Bengaluru & Mysuru was run by an all women crew today.— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) March 1, 2020
Watch Railways motorwoman expertly navigate the train through the interiors of our nation. pic.twitter.com/TLPF8PHfma
The internet goes crazy after it went viral on social media. The video has garnered around 10,000 likes and 2k retweets.
Netizens also hailed the ministry for their new initiative.
Check out comments:
Hats off to these Brave ladies ! Please make sure they have been given personal protective tools/equipment also, to perform their duty.— jkpatel (@JKPatel0245) March 1, 2020
Nice step— ARVIND (@Monubanshidhar) March 1, 2020
Indian railways-Towards the Golden Era under your leadership 🙏🙏🙏🙏— Rajeev Ranjan (@Rajeev7521) March 1, 2020
Excellent move— Nitin D. Shingadia (@nitinshingadia) March 1, 2020
Sir you are a true mentor with great visionary— Kapil Jain (@kapiljainbjp) March 1, 2020
Kudos to train female loco pilots!
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