In a bid to send a message of women empowerment, speculations are rife that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will chose women driver for the metro rail's first run.
According to a Pradesh18 report, the CM will be flagging off the first metro rail service in early 2017.
The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has shortlisted 19 young women who would undergo training at Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in New Delhi and will initiate the service in the state capital.
The LMRC has 97 posts of which 21 are women drivers who have already cleared the mandatoryPsychological (Aptitude) Test
The selected women will be sent for four weeks of training with DMRC and will further undergo six to eight months' training during which they would be given actual control of the trains.